Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. 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 to leverage new ideas and advances in the fields. Our work is made possible through the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations.
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson's Foundation is proud to present the "2009 Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research," named in honor of 11-year-old Jake Silverman, who has Dystonia. Register for the September 2010 ride on www.jakesride.org!
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation celebrates its 15th-Year Anniversary in 2010! We continue to succeed because of our benefactors and supporters. Thank you! http://www.dystonia-parkinson.org.