About Monarch

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General

What is the Monarch Foundation?

The Monarch Foundation is a non-profit, founded by Brad Hurley in 2015, dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s Disease through four separately defined channels: Patient Advocacy, Community Building, Athletic Fundraising Events and Funding Research.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Defined by the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson's disease, your face may show little or no expression, or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.

Fundraising

How does Monarch Raise Money?

Currently, it raises money by putting on two major athletic events a year which are funded by a separate for-profit technology company, donations from individuals or groups and also by promoting grassroots creative and exciting athletic endeavors put on by people around the country under the Monarch brand.

Can I participate in an athletic event to raise money?

YES! If you are interested in participating in an upcoming event, please contact Bhervi Patel via email at bhervi@monarch.gives. Please mention the event you wish to participate in.

How will Monarch utilize my donation?

Due to our unique funding model, in which a separate for-profit venture covers all our administration costs, every cent donated to us goes directly to cure-based research projects.