White House Author
Founder and Co-Chairman, Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s
Steve Dewitte is the Founder and Co-Chairman for the Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s (CAP) and its affiliate organization, the Make A Difference Parkinson’s Alliance (MADPA). The nonprofit began as a support group for people with Parkinson’s and their families in 2006, one year after Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. MADPA has become a prominent advocacy and research funding resource dedicated to the pursuit of disease modifying treatments for Parkinson’s. Steve was selected to serve as an Ambassador for the 2012 World Parkinson’s Congress held in Montreal, Can., and through this service, was appointed to the Executive Council for the Parkinson’s Movement, an International Parkinson’s Patient Advocacy Organization. Steve serves as an Assistant State Director to the Parkinson’s Action Network, and Patient Advocate to the Michael J Fox Foundation, and is a graduate of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s “Parkinson’s Advocate in Research Program.” Steve is most noted for his work in the creation of the Clinical Trial Transportation Program, to which he has recruited and provided transportation to Parkinson’s related studies for more than sixty volunteers for clinical trials in three different states.