There is a tremendous need for assistance to the many people who are afflicted with this disease and are unable to receive sufficient basic treatment due to their insurance, or they do not have that extra $50 or $100 a month to obtain their medicine.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2017
Carl Marzola, owner and CEO of Atlantic Properties International, a globally connected, locally respected real estate company, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to help with the day-to-day issues Parkinson’s patients face.
“There is a tremendous need for assistance to the many people who are afflicted with this disease and are unable to receive sufficient basic treatment due to their insurance, or they simply do not have that extra $50 or $100 a month to obtain their necessary medicine,” said Marzola, a friend of the founder of the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation, Dan O’Brien, since high school.
O’Brien, a professional musician, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012. During clinical trials, a sense of calm came over O’Brien that continues to this day. The stress of daily life became a non-issue and his compassion and tolerance levels increased dramatically.
It was during this time that O’Brien came up with the idea for the Parkinson's Assistance Foundation, and at the end of 2016 it became a 501 c3 non-profit foundation. Through the direct involvement of generous donors, the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation has been able to provide financial assistance to several individuals in the community struggling to pay for their medications. It has assisted in finding health insurance for some and is currently in the process of developing music therapy, exercise and counseling services to those in need.
“Dan reached out to me and asked if I was able to give any assistance financially no matter the amount to help those in need. Without hesitation, I began to brainstorm just on my immediate contacts whom I thought could bring their talents to the table,” concluded Marzola. “It’s been overwhelmingly well-received, from the personal physical trainers, massage therapists and magazine editors that I know who can spread the word. I just began and will be non-stop. I truly believe in giving back to the community.”
To volunteer at or donate to the Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation, please visit https://parkinsonsassistancefoundation.com/.
About Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation
Parkinson’s Assistance Foundation staff is comprised of a caring group of tireless volunteers dedicated to the well-being of Parkinson’s patients. It provides financial assistance and a strong base of support to those in need. For more information, please call (954) 351-9728.
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