Robyn Faucy joined Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s (NCF) as the new executive director last year with a driving vision: to provide all services and programs at no charge and to expand the mission of “improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.”
Since 2008, NCF has provided programs, services, care advising, and community referrals. As they approach their 10-year anniversary, they find themselves emerging as an organization with “a better approach to Parkinson’s” - and requests for services from other PD communities.
Twelve months after Faucy became ED, NCF offers all programs and services at no charge. She and her team have expanded services in Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas and Sarasota counties and are seeking funding opportunities to serve Sebring, Clearwater, Sun City, The Villages and other communities which have requested NCF’s support.
NCF is also planning The Parkinson’s Expo, its largest educational event to date, with national and regional sponsors asking for booth space. The Expo expects to draw more than 1,500 people from 10 neighboring counties.
“When people hear the word ‘Parkinson’s’, we want them to think Neuro Challenge Foundation,” says Faucy.
“When people hear the word Parkinson’s, we want them to think Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s.”
In the past 12 months...
• Offered all programs and services at no charge
• Offered 30+ monthly programs
• Served more than 2,000 people
• 817 people attended 2017 Symposium
• Formed Medical Advisory Committee of PD specialists
• Expanded services in LWR, Charlotte and Pinellas
• Opened office in Manatee (July)
• Added third Care Advisor
• Increased community outreach to serve more people
• Planning first-ever Parkinson’s EXPO in 2018
The Parkinson’s EXPO
April 14, 2018 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Parkinson's Expo will be a day-long event designed to educate, engage and empower the Parkinson's community.
Neuro Challenge Foundation
722 Apex Road, Unit A, Sarasota, FL 34240