March 2023

Spring is in the Air!

For many, spring signifies new beginnings and hope, and that is something that we hope each of you will carry with you every day. Because there is hope – new research is always underway, new therapies are being tested, and through our advocacy and awareness campaigns, more attention is being given to PN. So, enjoy the new buds and blossoms and know that after every rainstorm comes light and new growth!

Peripheral Neuropathy Advocacy

Call to Action: Help Advocate for Government Funding for PN Research

In response to the tireless advocacy and outreach from the peripheral neuropathy community, Congress designated peripheral neuropathy as a condition in the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) in the annual Defense Appropriations Act during fiscal years 2021 through 2023.

The last two years, the Department of Defense funded more than $13 million in peripheral neuropathy research! This is a huge accomplishment in moving research forward to find new treatments to improve the lives of those living with PN.

And now? We must continue our lobbying efforts to make our voices heard.

Learn how you can help.

Learning to be at Peace

Meet Gil – scientist, writer, avid outdoorsman and FPN supporter.

Read about Gil’s neuropathy journey and how he is learning to be at peace.

Idiopathic Neuropathy: Q&A

Sometimes peripheral neuropathy seems to happen for no reason. Doctors call this disorder “idiopathic,” which means “of unknown cause.”

On February 22, FPN hosted an educational program on this topic, featuring guest speaker Norman Latov, MD, PhD. Following the webinar, we sat down with Dr. Latov to ask some important questions that were not addressed during the session.

Read more.

PN Researchers Invited to Pre-Apply for Research Grants from DOD PRMRP

For the third consecutive year, PN has been renewed for research funding by the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)’s $370 million fund.

In advance of pre-application deadlines, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) and the PRMRP co-hosted an informative webinar on March 8, to help support researchers interested in submitting applications. To view a recording, click here.

Leaving a Legacy

We are grateful for the support of our donors and other stakeholders. If you are interested in making a long-term impact on our work, our planned giving program enables you to do just that. A charitable bequest can be a simple way to make a significant gift and perpetuate the vital work of the Foundation for generations to come.

Learn more about how you can include FPN in your estate planning.

Did You Know?

President Joe Biden is a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old with peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms from his PN have not progressed since his taking office, and his exam during last month’s physical was “a bit improved.”

Read more.