This insidious disease, which slowly robs sufferers of their abilities to move, think and perform everyday tasks, affects >12,000 New Zealanders and more than 10 million people worldwide. Prevalence is expected to double in the next 10–15 years.
Current treatments can only relieve symptoms; none can slow or stop the progression of the disease. However, new knowledge about Parkinson’s disease processes has led to the discovery of some promising candidate treatments with the potential to stop or slow disease progression. Now, clinical trials and further research are urgently needed to confirm benefits and get these treatments approved and into the hands of patients.
The research required to get promising treatments to the clinic is expensive. But the cost to patients, their families, healthcare systems, and economies of not doing this research is much much more. We need your support to make it happen.
Growing out of Neuro Research Charitable Trust, which was founded by Bernie and Kaye Crosby in 2013, Cure Parkinson’s NZ is led by an experienced management team supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees, an international Scientific Advisory Council, and a volunteer fundraising committee.Meet Our Team
Join us for a wonderful dinner, entertainment and fundraising auction on:
Thursday 17th August, 2023, at 6 pm
The Atrium, Wintec House, Wintec, Hamilton
Master of Ceremonies and entertainment provided by the fabulous Mr Frankie Stevens!Learn More
Check out the latest in Parkinson’s research as well as what we and our supporters have been getting up to.More News
New biomarker enables accurate biochemical diagnosis of very early-stage Parkinson’s disease, ushering in a new era of clinical trials for Parkinson’s better geared for success.Read More
Could a cough medication really stop or slow Parkinson’s progression? A trial getting underway this year will provide the answer.Read More
Rob Spear and Sam Paterson really dug deep to raise funds for Cure Parkinson’s NZ in February as they completed the two-day tandem Coast to Coast Challenge raising >$26,000.Read More
On February 10 our CEO Daniel visited the NZ Brain Research Institute and BrainTree Wellness Centre in Christchurch.Read More
We are very grateful to the Greenlea family and their Greenlea Foundation Trust for the generous donation of $100,000 for Parkinson’s research in December 2022.Read More
When we talk about finding a cure for Parkinson’s, what does that mean? Will there be a “silver bullet” treatment? Probably not, but there is good cause for hope.Read More
Cure Parkinson’s in the UK are at the core of global efforts to fight this awful disease, and we were thrilled to establish a partnership with them in October 2022.Read More