The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Awards COVID-19 Emergency Grant to Support Local Parkinson’s Community
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(SARASOTA, FL) – 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.”
About the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, Inc.:
In 1955, Sarasota residents Bill and Marie Selby made a decision that continues to shape our region to this day. As the couple considered who would inherit their amassed fortune, they had a radical idea of leaving the entire sum to their beloved community of Sarasota and established the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. While family foundations are relatively common today, they were among the first in Southwest Florida further cementing their reputation as a forward-thinking couple. The Selbys are remembered to this day for their humility, humanity, social responsibility, and opportunities they provided to so many.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s:
Neuro Challenge is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers today. Neuro Challenge provides individualized Care Advising and monthly virtual and community-based education, therapeutic and support programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Highlands, Marion and Charlotte counties. All Neuro Challenge essential services and programs are offered at no cost to people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones.