ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Skypass Foundation exists to raise communal and humanitarian awareness in the arenas of medicine, global missions, senior care and other socially responsible endeavors. Our mission is to  educate, empower and equip, by being the head that informs, the heart that cares and the hands that serve the community, both locally and globally. 

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OUR STORY

Skypass Foundation was established by Victor Abraham, Chairman of the Skypass Group, in honor and memory of his late father, Capt. P.S. Abraham. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Capt. Abraham’s influence was extended in his latter years by expert diagnosis and treatment at the hands of one of the most respected neuroscientists in the world, Dr. Shilpa Chitnis of UT Southwestern. Together with Dr. Chitnis, Victor Abraham started the Skypass Foundation with the vision to partner with UTSW and provide resources to those afflicted with Parkinson’s.

In addition to the Parkinson’s cause, the Skypass Foundation serves as the philanthropic extension of the entire Skypass Group of Companies, providing resources in the areas of global missions, senior care, and more.

 

The Skypass Foundation office is located just west of downtown Dallas in Irving, Texas.

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OUR PROGRAMS

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PARKINSON'S DISEASE PATIENT & CAREGIVER SYMPOSIUMS​

In collaboration with the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute, Skypass Foundation is pleased to bring you a FREE, educational event, designed  to give PD patients tools & resources to have the best quality of life possible, while educating caregivers on how to best provide support for their loved ones. For more information on this program, please click here.

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"ASK THE DOCTOR" WEBINARS

These free webinars cover a range of Parkinson's-related topics & feature leading experts in movement disorders. Persons with PD & caregivers are given an opportunity to interact directly with medical professionals and ask their questions in an intimate setting. For more information on this program, please click here.

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CAREGIVER EXERCISE & CONNECT

Skypass Foundation is excited to sponsor a 6-week online exercise pilot program specifically for PD caregivers (beginning on 05/04/21) led by Dr. Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT, of Tribe Wellness.  This is a great opportunity for caregivers to connect with others, share stories, exchange tips, and stay in shape with different exercises each week.  More info here.

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PARKINSTAY

Parkinstay is a program designed to provide overnight hotel stays for persons with PD (and their accompanying caregivers) who have early appointments in the Dallas Medical District area and are unable to commute on the day of the appointment.  This program is offered in partnership with Skypass Hospitality, a Skypass Group company, which owns and operates the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Love Field.  More info here.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONLINE GROUP EXERCISE

Research has shown that having a regular exercise schedule greatly benefits persons with PD by slowing the progression of symptoms. In partnership with Tribe Wellness, Skypass Foundation offers financial assistance to qualified individuals for online group exercise classes and co-pays/out-of-pocket expenses that may be incurred while attending physical therapy.  More info here.

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THE CAPT. P.S. ABRAHAM RESIDENT GRANT

Once a year, Skypass Foundation awards grants to UT Southwestern medical students or residents for the purpose of attending specialized training conferences in the area of movement disorders. These grants, named after the man in whose memory the Foundation was started, are in the amount of $1,000 each, and are awarded to six students every year. Please contact us for more information on this program.

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MISSION WEBINARS

These FREE webinars are presented by world-renowned speaker, author and Zig Ziglar mentee, Krish Dhanam. These sessions are the perfect resources for individuals and institutions looking for practical ideas in a variety of mission and humanitarian spaces, including medical missions, leadership and caregiving. More info here.

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MISSION TRAVEL GRANTS

The Skypass Foundation Mission Travel Grant is for mission and humanitarian travelers, traveling internationally as a part of their mission project. The Foundation, in collaboration with Skypass Travel and its Mission & Humanitarian program, awards a series of $500 grants on an annual basis, to be used as airfare credits to/from mission projects. For more information on this program, please click here.