Who are we?
Anti-Parkinson Association is the main nongovernmental, nonprofit and apolitical organization that struggles to defend the interests of the 72 000 patients with Parkinson disease. Established in 2006, in the city of Deva, Hunedoara County, it has over 550 members, 350 of whom are affected by this illness, 20 volunteers and one employee. Nationally and internationally active, the Association supported numerous local associations (București, Buzău, Tg. Mureș, Cluj) both financially and advisory, collaborating in the interests of all patients for its purposes.
What are our goals?
- to identify the real needs of people with Parkinson disease in order to improve their health by respecting the principle of equal opportunities - for all social categories regarding the access to information, medication and treatment in our country and abroad;
- to initiate and maintain connections with associations in other countries and associations in Romania ;
- to facilitate the establishment of fixed or mobile recovery centers and / or contribute to the development of neurological recovery centers that already exist ;
- to organize seminars and events in order to inform about new developments in treating Parkinson disease and print informative materials.
What do we actually do?
- identify the social needs of individuals, families or groups affected by Parkinson's disease;
- inform our patients about their rights and obligations;
- try to make people aware of this disease in order to avoid and reduce the effects of critical situations that may appear in the lives of Parkinson patients
- edit books and brochures with information about the disease, treatments and last but not least, how to live and accept living with this disease
- "fight" to get the support of the community and especially the support of authorities to keep our sick people inside the community, counseling them and initiating measures to prevent and / or limit / reduce situations of difficulty and vulnerability that can lead to the marginalization and social exclusion of those affected by Parkinson
Further information about us:
The association is registered in the register of organizations and foundations in Romania with the number 4402 / A / 16.06.2006.
By Decision No. 58/20.11.2007 of the Commission for Accreditation of Social Services Providers in Hunedoara county, namely by the Accreditation Certificate, Series A nr.0008059 the Association has been accredited to provide social services with primary character.
The association is affiliated to both national and international organizations. It is a full member of the Association of Rare Diseases in Romania, European Parkinson's Disease, Parkinson Disease Foundation - USA, Michel J Fox - USA, Parkinson Association of the Rockies. It is frequently invited to participate in national and international congresses.
In the five years the association has been distinguished with numerous diplomas such as the one in 2009, Special Award "Carol Davila", in 2010 " The Most Active Association Of Patients' -The doctors college in Romania, in 2011- Award For Outstanding Individual Contribution. People for People Gala edited three books, an anniversary envelope and 2 editions of the newspaper “Red Tulips Honorably Representing Romania at Congresses”.
Address: Bd. Dacia, Bloc 29, sc.A, et.1, ap.7, cod 330106, Deva, Hunedoara
e-mail: dan_raican @ yahoo.com, 0745 231 153 – Dan Raican, president.
C.I Nr.41995/18.04.2006 C.F No. 18828414
BCR Account Deva RO20RNCB0160054235850001
Through its president Mr. Dan Raicani, the Anti-Parkinson Association is known as one of the most active associations in the country, an association that struggles for its people and also gets involved in projects and campaigns dedicated to its patients. Engineer Dan Raicani, who retired in 2003, is the founder and president of the Association of Deva Anti-Parkinson, which he founded in 2006. It is the leading patient organization for independent, nonprofit, apolitical organization that represents and defends the interests of the 72,000 Parkinson's patients in Romania.
Dan Raicani himself suffers from Parkinson since 1999. Despite his own struggle with the disease for years, this didn’t make him give up, quite the contrary. For his involvement in numerous projects dedicated to the sick, in the recent years he has received several awards and distinctions. Recently, in the middle of the previous month, he was awarded at the Gala "People for People 2015", one of the most important events in Romania in promoting a culture of philanthropy. Also, at the end of November, he was awarded the grand prize at the competition