About

The South Dakota Parkinson Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people touched by Parkinson’s disease.

Mission

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The South Dakota Parkinson Foundation is a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers that are committed to helping and supporting our members with a unique and very personal touch. What started as a small support group formed at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls has evolved into a state-wide organization that is focused on improving the quality of life of those that have been affected by Parkinson’s disease.

 

Parkinson’s disease touches nearly one million people in the United States alone. While a cure has yet to be found, there are several ways to treat and slow the effects of the disease. Our organization exists to provide people with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and healthcare professionals with education and support. This includes providing various programs and services, along with raising awareness of the disease and the affect it has on the lives that it touches. 

 

Though much has changed over the years and will continue to change in keeping with needs and developments, this service organization has always been, and remains, strongly rooted in a tradition of caring.  If this sounds like you or someone you know or if someone you are close to has been affected with this life-changing disease and you would like to help, get in touch with us. It only takes a bit of time and energy to make a big difference in someone’s life.

 

By your side, ready to help. 
605-271-6113

Board of Directors

Jaclyn Schaap, President
Lisa Howard, Vice President

Noel Lais, Treasurer

Tony Mau, Recording Secretary

Janey Case, Executive Director

Becca Anderson, Event Coordinator


Board Members:
Molly Keegan, Stephanie Myers, Lorri Halverson,
Teagan Molden, Meldon & Linda Kroeger, Paul DeJong,
John & Heidi Small, Linda Braun, Glenda Meyer

 

 

Past Board Presidents:
Willis Wibbin (1984-1986), Marilyn Schultz (1986),
Bernice Christopherson, Elaine Spader (2004-2009),
Mary Freeman (2009-2013), Dick Seaman (2014), Lori Jones (2015-2016),

Tony Mau (2017-2019), Jaclyn Schaap (2020-present)

The Friend Award

The Friend Award honors an individual or individuals who selflessly and unrelentingly expend time and effort to assist SDPF with its educational and supportive endeavors. 

 

Recipients:  

2006 – George Niimi

2008 – Jerome Freeman, MD and Jo Landis, RN

2010 – Norma Chesshir

2011 – Elaine, Duane and David Spader

2012 – Redetta Jensen and Bernice Christopherson

2013 – Pat Sundheim

2014 – Mary Freeman

2015 – Wendell & Delores Cook & Carol Nielsen

2016 – Richard Seaman

2018 – Meldon & Linda Kroeger

2019 – Lori Jones

2020 - Lisa Howard & Cherie Ortman

Support Us Today!

By your side, ready to help.

605-271-6113

1000 N West Ave, Suite 220
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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