Nonprofit names 302 grant recipients to help people with Parkinson’s worldwide
Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has named as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program.
Grant recipients include hospitals, university speech therapy clinics, private practices, and nonprofit organizations. Each clinic receives therapy supplies and free training for their speech-language pathologists and graduate students. Paris Regional Medical Center is committed to offering Parkinson Voice Project’s effective speech therapy program in the North-east Texas and Southeast Oklahoma area.
“Up to 90% of people with Parkinson’s are at high risk of losing their ability to speak, and swallowing complications account for 70% of the mortality rate in this patient population. Our vision at Parkinson Voice Project is to make our highly effective speech therapy program accessible to people with Parkinson’s worldwide,” said Parkinson Voice Project’s Founder and CEO Samantha Elandary.
This grant program honors Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP a world-renowned speech-language pathologist and voice ex-pert who recognized in the late 1950s that individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication by “speaking with intent.” Parkinson Voice Project’s program combines individual and group therapy to convert speech from an auto-matic function to an intentional act.
A full listing of the 2021 grant recipients can be found here.
About Parkinson Voice Project
Parkinson Voice Project is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to helping individuals with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing. The organization runs a speech therapy clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and hosts the World’s Largest Parkinson’s Chorus.
Parkinson Voice Project’s hosts daily online speech practice sessions to support and encourage people with Parkinson’s globally. These sessions are available on the organization’s website.
Parkinson Voice Project has trained more than 3500 speech-language pathologists in its SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd pro-gram, including clinicians in Australia, Canada, Israel, Italy, Greece, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
About Paris Regional Medical Center
Paris Regional Medical Center, located in Paris, Texas, is a 154-bed, general acute-care hospital serving Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. With state-of-the-art equipment, robust service lines and a staff of 900+, PRMC stands as the most complex hospital in at least a 70-mile radius of Paris. We are proud to be able to serve our community and sur-rounding area with quality health care close to home. To learn more, go to ParisRegionalMedical.com.