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Baton Rouge Advocate Partners with Library System to Kick Off Parkinsonís Awareness Month
- Apr 09 2012
Baton Rouge, LA, resident Carol Harrison is partnering with her local library system during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, to make it an even greater resource of information for people living with Parkinson’s. During the month of April, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will offer free educational materials about the disease and hold two roundtable discussions designed for people affected by Parkinson’s.
Each year, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) encourages people to find creative ways to make a difference during April. Ms. Harrison, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003 at the age of 57, already volunteers with the organization as a PDF Research Advocate. In this role, she focuses on educating the public about science and clinical studies. For April, she decided to partner with PDF and local libraries to help educate the community about her cause.
The main library and each of the 12 branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will feature Parkinson’s awareness displays, offering free PDF posters and educational materials. People living with Parkinson’s or caregivers affected by it can attend roundtable discussions on Thursday, April 5 and Thursday, April 26, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard.
The roundtable discussions are organized by members of the Bluebonnet Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and the Movers and Shakers of Baton Rouge Support Group. The discussions are designed to be interactive.
“I want people who are touched by Parkinson’s to be able to ask questions and share their experiences in order to discover ways to live well with this disease,” Ms. Harrison says.
Robin Elliott, Executive Director of PDF, said “At PDF, we are inspired by creative and dedicated individuals like Ms. Harrison who are finding ways to make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s.”
Those interested in learning more about Ms. Harrison’s roundtable discussions and Baton Rouge library displays or ordering free educational materials such as PDF’s toolkit, 30 Ways to Raise Awareness of Parkinson’s, may contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation by calling (800) 457-6676 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source Date: Apr 09 2012
Source Publication: Baton Rouge Today
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