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Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is the only organization with a singular focus of improving the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach. NPF continues to bring help and hope to this generation of the estimated one million individuals in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. .


 
5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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Note: Stories of Caring is a testimonial that we share with you, our donors, so you can learn about how the dollars you donate help real people in Utah. And how CHCA helps to connect people with trusted member charities nationwide every day.

In 1993, my parents and I endured a horror that has been visited upon millions of families across the globe – we watched helplessly as my brother Ron died of AIDS. He was only 32. It is hard to believe that over a decade passed, because all I have to do is close my eyes, and there he is – my friendly, outgoing brother who grew up to charm every person who crossed his path, travel all over the world, and embrace the joys of life to the fullest. I wish you could have known my brother.

 
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