Parkinson's Advocates in Research
You can influence Parkinson's research. How? By working with Parkinson's Advocates in Research.
Display the Quilt
Display the Parkinson’s Quilt in your community to show the impact of PD on your community.
“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 PD community?
Whether it’s by sharing your personal story about a PD diagnosis, letting others know about your local educational event, displaying your works of creativity or raising funds to find a cure – there are many ways you can connect. Here are a few ways to start:
PAIR Up for PD Research: Get involved with Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) to help speed new and effective treatments for Parkinson's. Become an advocate, or take our new online course so you can collaborate with the more than 200 PDF Research Advocates working around the US.
Raise Awareness: Find tips for spreading the word, educating yourself and others and supporting the cure during April, and all year long.
Fundraise with PDF Champions: Support PDF's work to fund research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson's. By raising funds through your unique event, you join PDF Champions, a group of inspiring individuals dedicated to the Parkinson's cause.
Find Community Events: There are educational and social Parkinson's events being held all over the country. Search our calendar and submit events in your area. If you would like to find a support group in your area, you can also call PDF at (800) 457-6676 to help you find one.
Get Creative: Browse works of art made by nearly 300 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 on the nearly one million people in the US and seven to 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson's. The quilt is now available for rental by individuals, groups, communities, organizations, companies and other venues! 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.
Connect Online: Find PDF on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, where you can keep up-to-date on our programs and show your support of the cause. If you're not already, you can also Join our Mailing List, so you can receive monthly updates about Parkinson's science and community news.