The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Awards COVID-19 Emergency Grant to Support Local Parkinson’s Community

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAY 23, 2020

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s received a generous grant of $7,274 from The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation to provide personalized tele-Care Advising and over 40 ongoing virtual education, therapeutic and support programs for the Parkinson’s community each month.

The grant from The William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation will provide Neuro Challenge with 6 laptop computers and online technology platforms to continue uninterrupted delivery of essential services to the local Parkinson’s community and provide greater access to personal Care Advising, support groups, ongoing education and therapeutic programs.

There are approximately 3,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Sarasota County and many are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Parkinson’s exacerbates isolation and it is crucial that the Parkinson’s community stay connected and have access to the latest information and ongoing emotional support during this COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we work together during the COVID-19 crisis, the initiatives and growth of Neuro Challenge are possible due to the generous support from the community. This investment by The Selby Foundation will provide essential services to the Parkinson’s community today,” said Robyn Faucy-Washington, CEO of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's.

As the increased demand for Care Advising grew substantially as a result of the COVID-19 impact, Carol Butera, President and CEO of The Selby Foundation states, “It is exciting to hear how the reach of Neuro Challenge is expanding. Congratulations for getting your services to those in need, even during these difficult times.”

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