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Support Sister Mary: Fierce in Parkinson's Research ... and on the Football Field

At the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), we believe that we can win the fight against Parkinson’s disease through a fierce commitment to research. This is a trait shared by members of the Parkinson’s Advocates in Research (PAIR) program, including Sister Mary Daniel of New Orleans, LA.

Sister Mary: Fierce in Research … and on the Football Field

PDF’s PAIR program, possible only because of your support, invites people with Parkinson’s and care partners to advance research and speed new treatments.

And Sister Mary Daniel, a Dominican Sister of Peace, takes this responsibility seriously.

Now 72, Sister Mary was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nine years ago.  After joining PAIR, she became a vocal advocate for research.

She talks about Parkinson’s research wherever she goes, already convincing several Louisiana residents to volunteer for trials all the way in Maryland!   You may remember her fierce stance from this photo (at right) we posted two weeks ago, when she helped us to raise awareness of Parkinson’s at a New Orleans Saints game.

Sister Mary reminds people why volunteering for research is so important – it’s the only way the world will see new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. 

“I tell people, ‘You’ll be helping your children and grandchildren,’” she says. “That’s a pretty hard thing to say no to!”

Please say “yes” to progress toward a cure and make a gift to PDF today.

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