3 posts tagged “PD Awareness Month”

You can make a difference in April

Posted April 3rd, 2015 by

Eight years ago this April, the PatientsLikeMe Parkinson’s disease (PD) community launched, and now, more than 12,500 people are sharing about what it’s like to live with PD. What better way to recognize this awesome community than to participate in Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month?

Listen to Leslie Chambers, the president and CEO of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), explain the facts about PD in the video below:

As she says, 60,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with PD in 2015 – that averages out to 164 people every day, or one person every nine minutes.

This April, it’s not just about the 12,5,000+ PatientsLikeMe members living with PD, or the 60,000 people who will be diagnosed in 2015 – it’s about everyone who is living and has ever lived with PD, and all their family, friends and colleagues who have been affected.

You can make a difference. The APDA is running a “30 days, 30 ways” campaign all month long, so be sure to check their website daily to learn how to get involved. The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is also participating in raising awareness, and they’ve created a great toolkit to get you started. And don’t forget to share through the #PDawareness or #Parkinsons hashtags.

If you’ve been diagnosed with PD, join 12,500 others in sharing to live better, together.

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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.

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