Parkinson's. We're In This Together.

World-Class Care Working Hand in Hand with Cutting-Edge Research
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Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
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#GivingTuesday 2014 Update:

We've launched our second crowdfunding campaign! Check out: Less Talk. Less Talk. More Action! for World-Class Care and Cutting Edge Parkinson's Disease Research. Join us and take action today.


$554,061...incredible! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your friendship, partnership, and support. Although our Indiegogo campaign has come to an end, it's never too late to invest in today, tomorrow, and hope at your Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center. Every dollar makes a difference. We're in this together! Learn more: www.ThePI.org/Donate.

Bill Draper, Tim Draper, Polly Draper, Jesse Draper, Becky Draper, and the entire Draper family, want YOU to get your Indiegogo on.

Between now and Friday, February 28, 2014, you'll get to know the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, and the impact of your contributions, through the personal Parkinson's journey of each generation of the Draper family. We know all too well that when a loved one is living with Parkinson’s disease, the entire family is living with Parkinson’s. Our story is told most meaningfully and powerfully through the personal journeys of our Parkinson’s Institute partners and their families—like Bill, Tim, Polly, Jesse, Becky, their family—and yours. We recognize and celebrate the Draper family’s courage. And, we asked them to share their story with the world. Together, we hope to inspire and motivate other families touched by Parkinson's disease and unleash a very personal call to action.




Caring for people with a disease as complex as Parkinson's does not fit neatly into today's healthcare economics.

It takes much more than an assembly line approach and a 15 minute consultation to provide appropriate and impactful care. Your contributions ensure that at the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center no sacrifice is made and no corner is cut.

How quickly do we want access to new and better treatments? How badly do we crave discoveries that one day, hopefully, will lead us to a cure?

Government and foundation research grants only cover a modest portion of the expenses associated with the remarkable science conducted at the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center. Philanthropy drives the pace at which our Laboratory and Clinical Researchers are able to pursue their work.

We bring together the brightest minds, the most competent hands, and the most compassionate hearts to provide the best Parkinson's disease care anywhere.

Two and a half decades ago a dedicated group of Parkinson's disease experts set out to create a better way to research and provide care for Parkinson's.

We would go beyond your standard doctor-patient relationship. Patients would become partners in developing their care plans, improving their quality of life, and discovering new strategies to confront and manage their disease. Compassionate care would work hand in hand with cutting-edge research to seek answers, develop new therapies and treatments, and ultimately work toward a cure.

Our result was the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center. Along the way, we have built something that's thoroughly unique. Our Institute is a place where people living with Parkinson's can both pursue their care and play an important role in research that will undoubtedly continue to change the landscape of Parkinson's science and medicine. We've already made some giant leaps, but our work is far from finished.

We are America's only independent non-profit organization combining world-class care, laboratory research, and clinical research for Parkinson's disease under one roof. By virtue of our design, we are uniquely equipped to provide the very best care, accelerate promising science, and perhaps most important—integrate the two and everything in between. It's what we now call Our Virtuous Circle and you are at the center of all that we do.

Return on Investment

Only because of generous contributions from people like you were we able to accomplish the following last year: raise over $4.6 million in mission critical core funding; partner with nearly 3,000 people living with Parkinson's disease and their families to provide them with world-class and compassionate care; conduct 28 clinical trials helping to advance new treatments and better therapies; provide 400 unique learning opportunities, educational programs, and exercise classes at no or very low cost for people living with Parkinson's and their loved ones; and leverage and supplement 13 new research grants attracted by our best and brightest minds allowing the pursuit of promising science.

How You Can Get Your Indiegogo On

  • Contribute today. Give graciously, generously, and to the fullest extent that you can. Go beyond "giving back". Invest in today, tomorrow, and hope.
  • Make some noise! Ask your family, friends, and co-workers to help spread the word about our Parkinson's Institute campaign on Indiegogo. Check out Indiegogo's easy to use share tools above.
  • Stay connected. Check back often as our story and campaign unfolds! Connect with the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center through our Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or subscribe to our eNews.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Parkinson's. We're In This Together.

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$554,061USD
raised by 472 people in 3 months
554% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$100,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 28, 2014
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Matched: $200,000USD
Funds Have Been Matched!

The Draper Foundation and Julie Veitch and Peter Nosler matched $200,000 USD of contributions made to this campaign. Matched funds are reflected in the total amount raised.

Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Sport Our Tattoo

    Be the envy of your family, friends, and co-workers. Sport OUR VIRTUOUS CIRCLE Temporary Tattoo.

    5 out of 2500 claimed
  • $25USD
    Wear Our Wristband

    Be the envy of your family, friends, and co-workers. Wear our PARKINSON'S. WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. Wristband.

    28 out of 1000 claimed
  • $25USD
    The Valley Girl Show Mug

    Sip your coffee or tea in style with The Valley Girl Show Coffee Mug, autographed by Jesse Draper, The Valley Girl, if you would like!

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Valley Girl Show T-Shirt

    Yet another opportunity to get on the Best Dressed list. Sport your very own The Valley Girl Show T-Shirt, autographed by Jesse Draper, The Valley Girl, if you would like!

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Valley Girl Show Neck Tie

    Yet another opportunity to get on the Best Dressed list. Sport your very own The Valley Girl Show Neck Tie, autographed by Jesse Draper, The Valley Girl, if you would like!

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Swag + Shout

    OUR VIRTUOUS CIRCLE Temporary Tattoo + PARKINSON'S. WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. Wristband + PARKINSON'S. WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. T-Shirt + Shout Out on Parkinson's Institute Facebook and Twitter.

    17 out of 250 claimed
  • $100USD
    HIGH FIVE from Jesse Draper

    Receive a Virtual HIGH FIVE from The Valley Girl, Jesse Draper. Virtual HIGH FIVE will be delivered by email and as a shout out on social media.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Swag + Shout BONUS

    OUR VIRTUOUS CIRCLE Temporary Tattoo + PARKINSON'S. WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. Wristband + PARKINSON'S. WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER. T-Shirt + Shout Out on Parkinson's Institute Facebook and Twitter + Photo Tribute on Facebook. What's a Photo Tribute on Facebook you ask? Dedicate your contribution in honor or memory of a loved one. Send us a photo and up to 50 words for our special Facebook album.

    2 out of 100 claimed
  • $500USD
    Schuele Lab Print

    Science has never looked so stunning (hanging on your living room wall). Receive a 8" x 10" photo print of Dr. Birgitt Schuele's stem cell research. Dr. Schuele is Program Director of Gene Discovery and Stem Cell Modeling at the Parkinson's Institute. Check back soon as we'll post some of Dr. Schuele's photos in our Indiegogo Campaign Gallery.

    8 out of 50 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Virtual Research Update

    Invitation only virtual research update (think Google Hangout) with the best and brightest scientific minds at the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center.

    8 out of 25 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Live @ The Valley Girl Show

    Go behind the scenes with The Valley Girl, Jesse Draper, and attend a live taping of The Valley Girl Show.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $2,500USD
    Dinner by Dr. Brandabur

    Dr. Melanie Brandabur, Parkinson's disease expert and culinary genius, will cook a gourmet dinner for you and 5 to 7 of your guests. Wine and dessert included. Dr. Brandabur is the Clinical Center Director at the Parkinson's Institute and a Movement Disorder Specialist. Perk available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley only.

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Espresso + History Lesson

    Sit down for an espresso at the Parkinson's Institute with Dr. J. William (Bill) Langston, our Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer. Learn more about the founding of the Parkinson's Institute and the history (and future) of Parkinson's care and research.

    2 out of 5 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    Lunch + Lab + Update

    Invitation only small group visit to the Parkinson's Institute for lunch + tour of our laboratory + in-person research update with our best and brightest scientific minds.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $25,000USD
    $25K for 25 Years + Beyond

    Celebrate 25 years (and beyond) of world-class care and cutting-edge research at the Parkinson's Institute. Enjoy lunch at the Parkinson's Institute + private tour of our laboratory + in-person research update with our best and brightest scientific minds.

    4 claimed
  • $50,000USD
    Today, Tomorrow, + Hope

    Make a $50,000 investment in today, tomorrow, and hope. In addition to lunch at the Parkinson's Institute + private tour of our laboratory + in-person research update with our best and brightest scientific minds, we promise that an EXTRA SPECIAL perk will be created just for you.

    0 claimed
  • $100,000USD
    I'm with you, Bill Draper!

    Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk. Match the Match. Match Bill Draper and The Draper Foundation's $100,000 contribution to the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center. Make a $100,000 investment in today, tomorrow, and hope. In addition to lunch at the Parkinson's Institute + private tour of our laboratory + in-person research update with our best and brightest scientific minds, we promise that an EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL perk will be created just for you.

    1 claimed
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