“Awareness of Parkinson’s leads to compassion, compassion leads to giving, giving leads to research, and research will lead to a cure.”
- Pam Quinn, research advocate
How can you get involved in the Parkinson's community? Whether you prefer to share your personal story about life with the disease, let others know about a community event, display your creative works or raise funds for a cure, there are many ways to connect.
Advocate for Research: Help to bring about better treatments at a faster pace as part of our Parkinson's Advocates in Research program.
Raise Awareness: Find tips for spreading the word, educating yourself and others and supporting the cure during April, and all year long.
Find Community Events: Search for events in your area and submit your own by browsing our calendar. If you would like to find a support group in your area, call PDF at (800) 457-6676 to help you find one.
Get Creative: Browse works of art made by nearly 350 people with Parkinson’s or submit your own, through our Creativity and Parkinson’s Project. We welcome all creative works – painting, drawing, dancing, singing, jewelry, music and more.
Display the Parkinson's Quilt: The Parkinson's Quilt is the first global quilt project to focus the world's attention to the disease. The quilt is now available for rental! By displaying sections of the quilt in your community, you can help raise awareness of Parkinson's disease and help drive home the need to find a cure.
Share Your Story: Read personal stories from other people living with PD and share your own experiences about diagnosis, community involvement and more.