The Cure Parkinson's Trust Helen Matthews
The Cure Parkinson's Trust has one bold aim - to find a cure for Parkinson's. Founded in 2005 by fo...
In 2002, 32 year-old Tom Isaacs decided to walk the coastline of Britain, a journey of 4,500 miles. A remarkable adventure for anyone but for someone who was living with Parkinson's this was an inspirational journey. I had the privilege of working with Tom since 2002 until his untimely death in 2017.
In 2005 with four others living with Parkinson's we created The Cure Parkinson's Trust, with the simple aim of funding research to slow, stop or even reverse Parkinson's, and involving people living with the condition in that process.
In 2010 Tom and a team of fellow advocates created Parkinson's Movement which was designed to involve people living with Parkinson's in every level of research - from providing balance reviews of breaking research to involving advocates in shaping specific projects and programmes.
In 2012 The Cure Parkinson's Trust launched its Linked Clinical Trials Initiative - a programme of testing potentially disease modifying drugs in Parkinson's clinical trials. The programme now comprises c. 10 trials with a pipeline of studies in development.