7 posts from April, 2010

Tell The World: Parkinson’s Patients are “In Motion”

Posted April 20th, 2010 by

The PatientsLikeMeInMotion sponsorship program has been a tremendous success so far this year! Sponsorship requests from members participating in nonprofit events are flying in by the second from all over the country.  It’s exciting to see our members are as active offline as they are online about raising awareness of their condition.  The PatientsLikeMeInMotion program gives members the chance to show their PatientsLikeMe spirit, meet and connect with new people about their condition, and, as we like to say, Tell The World about their experiences.   It also allows PatientsLikeMe to give back to our 3-star members for all the sharing that they do.

Since April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month, we wanted to highlight one particular PatientsLikeMeinMotion team from our Parkinson’s community.   This  “Team PatientsLikeMe” has been together for 3 years and will once again join hands (and feet) for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk this Saturday (April 24th in New York City).  As we continue to get pumped up for this year’s Unity Walk, check out this great video from past events and hear community members “Tell The World” about their experiences with Parkinson’s Disease and PatientsLikeMe.

PatientsLikeMe member afleishman

Tell the World: Parkinson’s Patients Unite Online and Off

Posted April 14th, 2010 by

At PatientsLikeMe, thousands of patients are uniting online to share healtimg_8761h data, find patients like them, and to learn from one another.  Since this is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight an off-line event that also represents unity – aptly named the Unity Walk.  The annual event, which takes place next weekend in New York City, brings together more than 10,000 Parkinson’s patients and their families to educate the community and celebrate the great strides made in funding Parkinson’s research.

img_8743-smallerAs in the past, our very own group of patients will be walking at the 16th Annual Unity Walk in Central Park.  Led by pokie too, the 30+ person Team PatientsLikeMe will be gathering in New York to meet one another and to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s research.  As part of the PatientsLikeMeInMotion program, we are happy to once again sponsor this year’s team.

Want to learn more about the Unity Walk?  Listen in to our latest installment of PatientsLikeMeOnCall podcast series where Aaron Fleishman gets the scoop from Unity Walk Executive Director, Carol Walton.  They discuss walk details, Team PatientsLikeMe, and what the walk has been able to accomplish for Parkinson’s patients.

Can’t get to New York for the Unity Walk?  No sweat.  Tune in to see PatientsLikeMe via webcast starting at 2:30pm on April 24th.  Let’s keep spreading the word about Parkinson’s and wish good luck to our very own Team PatientsLikeMe.

PatientsLikeMe member mcotter