How Can We Make a Difference this April?
How can we make a difference when Parkinson's Awareness Month begins on April 1? Let's join together now so we can make our voices heard loud and clear.
30 Ways to Raise Awareness
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Still brainstorming? Browse the list below taken from PDF's 30 Ways to Raise Awareness: A Toolkit for the Community.
- Get inspired by creative community members who raised awareness in 2012.
- Hang a Parkinson's awareness poster in your community center, wear awareness wristbands or display awareness car magnets, by ordering here.
- Write letter to the editor, using our template.
- Wear this year's official t-shirt, designed by Jeffrey Williams of Benton, AR, who lives with young onset PD (and whose design was chosen by more than 3,000 voters).
- Display Parkinson's educational materials in your library.
- Bring the Parkinson's Quilt to your community.
- PAIR Up for PD Research. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a PDF Research Advocate in your community is available to moderate a discussion for your support group after our April PD ExpertBriefing: Medical Therapies: What's in the PD Pipeline?
- Bring the cure to the classroom and campus, by getting your students and classmates involved in a fundraiser. College campus participants can compete for two grand prizes.
- Get Social! The quickest way to spread the word is to let your friends and family know about Parkinson's Awareness Month online. Stay tuned to online awareness by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, using hashtags #PDmonth and #PDawareness and by browsing our constantly updated online tools.
- Get ready to fill in the blank! On April 1, PDF will launch a new photo/video campaign, asking you to tell how or why you make a difference in the fight against Parkinson's. What will your message be?
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