About the Foundation
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 by Louis Bachmann(1916-2000) and Bonnie Strauss. The Foundation was started to encourage new research and scientists in the fields of dystonia and Parkinson disease, and to heighten awareness about the diseases. The early stages of scientific research are often the hardest to fund. Following a similar concept to that of a "venture capital", seed money is Funded through annual grant awards, this helps to leverage new ideas and advances in the fields. To date, the Foundation has allocated over $14 million dollars to over 224 grants around the world. These grants have helped to bring greater insight into the causes and-we hope-cures for dystonia and Parkinson's disease. We gratefully acknowledge the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations who make our work possible. See some of the key accomplishments that our funding has helped to make possible.
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation was established in 1995 to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease and to provide medical and patient information.
Click below to learn some quick facts about our Foundation, dystonia and Parkinson's disease, and we leverage research funding to further the advancement of treatments and cures for these movement disorders.
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