Display the Quilt
Display the Parkinson’s Quilt in your community to show the impact of PD on your community.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month! The sample proclamation below can be used to involve public officials in YOUR community in raising awareness!
When submitting your request for involvement of a public official, be sure to also contact the Parkinson's Action Network, to see if anyone else in your state/community is working on a proclamation and if you can collaborate.
2013 CITY/STATE PROCLAMATION TEMPLATE
WHEREAS, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological movement disorder of the central nervous system, which has a unique impact on each patient; and
WHEREAS, according to the Parkinson’s Action Network, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the National Parkinson Foundation, the American Parkinson Disease Association and the National Institutes of Health, there are over one million Americans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease; and
WHEREAS, symptoms include slowness, tremor, difficulty with balance and speaking, rigidity, cognitive and memory problems; and
WHEREAS, although new medicines and therapies may enhance life for some time for people with Parkinson’s, more work is needed for a cure; and
WHEREAS, increased education and research are needed to help find more effective treatments with fewer side effects and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s disease; and
WHEREAS, a multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s disease care includes local wellness, support, and caregiver groups; and
WHEREAS, April has been proclaimed as World Wide Parkinson’s Awareness Month for all to recognize the need for more research and help in dealing with the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, _________, MAYOR/GOVERNOR of the City/State of ________, do hereby proclaim April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in ________.
Given under my hand in these free United States in the City of _____, on this day of two thousand twelve, and to which I have caused the Seal of the City of _____ to be affixed and have made ____________________.