Partners in Progress


The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation
Forms Research Alliance with
The Michael J. Fox Foundation




Our role is changing, but our mission continues.


The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) leads the way in raising awareness about dystonia and funding research to find better treatments. Now we are advancing our cause one giant step further through a collaborative research alliance with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF).  This partnership will facilitate greater visibility and deeper investment in advancing dystonia and Parkinson’s disease research.


Through the new alliance, BSDPF is establishing the Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research—a major award to expand public awareness, acknowledge key scientific discoveries and incentivize the work of dedicated researchers in dystonia. The Prize, an unrestricted research grant of $100,000, will honor a researcher who has made profound contributions to dystonia research.


“It’s an opportune time to strategically shift our approach and leverage the current renewed interest in studying the brain and its disorders,” according to BSDPF president and founder Bonnie Strauss. “Our alignment with MJFF offers opportunities to make an even greater impact and generate even more awareness on a larger and brighter stage.”


CLICK HERE for the full press release about the research alliance.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research.

CLICK HERE to see the new "What is Dystonia" page on the Michael J. Fox Foundation's website.

CLICK HERE to read Michael J. Fox Foundation's blog post about the alliance.