Your Support Allows the Movement Disorder Program and Our Patients to Thrive
Your financial support will help to ensure that our vision to provide the best possible care and awareness for patients with a movement disorder is realized. We appreciate any support you can offer.
How Charitable Gifts Positively Impact the Movement Disorders Program
Our vision for St. Joseph's/Candler's Movement Disorders Program includes a Movement Disorders Clinic, an outreach coordinator and a network of community resources needed to fulfill the requirements to obtain a Center of Excellence designation from the National Parkinson's Foundation. Eventually, the program will expand and provide services for patients with other movement disorders. Our vision includes:
- Outreach: An endowment is needed to sponsor a full-time outreach coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating a network of community contacts that can be supportive of patients and their families.
- Research: Funding is needed to provide for the clinical trials and monitoring that will include access to state-of-the-art care and caregiver strategies necessary for maintaining quality of life.
- Community Education: With a commitment to providing education and awareness, the Movement Disorders Program needs funds to ensure resources are available to educate the public on the early signs of Parkinson's, new treatments and support opportunities for patients and their families.
- The Clinic: To be effective in implementing the program's mission, funds are needed to establish a clinic staffed by a neurologist, physical therapist, speech therapist and occupational therapist under the coordination of an outreach coordinator.
About the St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations
The St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations are non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organizations whose gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For further information, please contact the St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations, (912) 819-8683.