The Vision of a Daughter and Granddaughter
The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation is a not for profit organization with a clear mission. We purchase equipment and supplies necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment for Parkinson’s patients. Of course, there is a little more to the story.
Melvin Weinstein was actively involved in real estate development throughout Virginia. Over the years he consistently gave back to the community in many ways, leading by example and providing enthusiasm to every project. Melvin was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 68 years of age and fought the disease over ten years until his death on December 28, 1997. He continued his charitable contribution despite being afflicted with the debilitating and devastating Parkinson's Disease. Our organization is named to thank him, honor him and carry on his philanthropic legacy.
As a family we were fortunate. We had the financial capability to provide Melvin with all the equipment, supplies and home renovations to help make his life with Parkinson’s easier. When his wife, Mollie, was no longer able to be his sole caregiver, we were able to hire nurses to help and watch over Melvin around the clock. The thought of the less fortunate Parkinson’s patients not having their needs met is simply not acceptable to us.
In memory of Melvin Weinstein and all people who have lost their lives to Parkinson's Disease, we vow to continue to provide assistance to individuals courageously battling this degenerative neurological disease as they face potentially devastating financial distress.
How wonderful it is that Melvin’s personal struggle with Parkinson’s has inspired our vision for this foundation, focusing on the less financially privileged Parkinson’s patients. Won’t you join us? Help us to help them.
Marsha Weinstein Anthony
Traci Gladstone Corcoran