9 posts from April, 2013

Raising Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted April 1st, 2013 by

Did you know that four to six million people have Parkinson’s disease (PD) worldwide? And that 50,000-60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year in the US?[1] April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and there are more ways than ever for you to “Join the Fight” against this neurodegenerative brain disorder.

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The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation has created an awesome toolkit called “30 Ways to Raise Awareness of Parkinson’s.” You’ll discover ways to reach out to your local media, find tips and tricks for fundraising, and learn how to get your public official to join in the fight. You can download the toolkit for free and start spreading the word today.

If you’re living with Parkinson’s disease, find others just like you in the growing community of almost 7,000 Parkinson’s patients on PatientsLikeMe. Learn what they’re doing to manage their condition with symptom and treatment reports, and share your own experience with a personal health profile or in the Parkinson’s disease forum.


[1] http://www.parkinson.org/parkinson-s-disease.aspx