The Parkinson’s Initiative for Giving

A percentage from all sales are donated to the Parkinson’s Initiative for Giving that was created to raise funds for programs to help people living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.

If you click the video, you can hear our owner, Katherine Autin’s story of the journey she and her husband, John David Autin are going through with his Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s Initiative for Giving

Our owner, Katherine started this organization to provide advocacy and education to the Parkinson’s community worldwide.  She is a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and was one of the first in the country to be recognized nationally with this new healthcare designation.  In 2004 her husband, John David was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. From that time she has been devoting time to advocate for and educate people living with Parkinson’s and their families about strategies to live better with this complicated disease and connect them with organizations who can help them (to learn more, click here)

Please note: Parkinson’s Initiative for Giving is NOT a 501(c)(3). NO tax deduction can be taken. If you would like to support the Parkinson’s Initiative for Giving to help people living with Parkinson’s and their families, please contact Katherine at 502-314-8307.

A Message From Katherine Autin

Thank you for visiting Kat’s Jewelry & Gems and thank you for your support of the Parkinson’s programs that we support with the sales of our jewelry. A portion of every jewelry sale we make goes toward my passionate goal of raising funds to help individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.  We donate to organizations and individuals who offer education, advocacy, and innovative specialized programs that help the Parkinson’s community with a better quality of life. I know only too well the complicated and difficult journey that they are living through as I am also a caregiver for my husband David who was diagnosed with PD more than 15 years ago.  The Parkinson’s community is my family.

Katherine is also a Parkinson’s Expert and Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA).