In 2014, the foundation made its first presentation at the 46th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (NSNS), an affiliate of the World Federation of Neurology.
It was a platform to introduce the Funmi Fashina Foundation to the Nigerian Neurological body. Ms. Olukemi Onabanjo made the presentation to the participating neurologists who had come from the 36 states of the country.
The foundation also put together an exhibition stand on the grounds to provide additional information and network with participants for the conference duration.
Fundraising Football Tournament
The first football tournament was held at Campos Stadium in 2014. It is held in December and the purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for the foundation’s awareness activities in the coming year.
The activities in the tournament include a 5-a-side football tournament between 6-10 football teams and a raffle draw event, all to educate the participants about Movement Disorders specifically Multiple System Atrophy and Parkinson’s Disease, and raising funds for the foundation’s awareness and support activities.
The 2023 football tournament was held in the Pitch and Play Sports and Recreation Centre, Lekki. 6 teams participated in the 5-a-side game, 1000 raffle tickets were sold as well and donations were made towards the success of the foundation’s activities for 2024.
Training for Health Professionals -Some of the topics discussed at the training include an overview of Parkinsonian and the diagnosis of PD, an overview of Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes, and the Initiation of Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of Parkinsonism. 90 Doctors were in attendance.
Training for Physiotherapists – The approach to diagnosing Parkinsonism, Common Parkinsonian syndromes, and the approach to the management of Parkinsonism were discussed and 85 Physiotherapists were in attendance.
Neurological training for Nurses- The process of identifying Parkinsonism/MSA, the common causes of Parkinsonism/MSA, the symptoms and various problems that patients encounter, how to address them, and the roles that specialized Nurses play were addressed at this training with 50 Nurses in attendance.
Multiple System Atrophy Shoe
This is a small sized shoe that has visited about 8 countries, the aim is to use the shoe to raise awareness about Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The shoe visited about 5 organizations in Nigeria, in order to provide awareness about MSA .
Multiple System Atrophy Walk
The walk started from Rowe Park, Yaba down to Alagomeji and towards Sabo Yaba, then we made a U-turn into Commercial Avenue and headed towards Alagomeji via the Muritala Muhammed road down to the train station bus stop and back to Rowe Park using a street behind Herbert Macaulay Street. The walk took approximately 1 hour and covered a distance of about 3.6 kilometers with over 50 people in attendance.
The walk was staged from Toyin Street Ikeja to Ikeja City Mall via Alade market to and fro.This resulted in a total of 10.4 kilometers. About 145 participants were in attendance.
The walk was staged from Adebayo Doherty to Admiralty road down to Ikoyi bridge and back to Adebayo Doherty. This was about 8.66 kilometers with 85 participants in attendance.
The walk was staged from Maryland junction to Ikeja and back. This was a total of 9.6 kilometers with 90 participants in attendance.