April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Use this template to draft an event listing or alert for your local paper.
Headline: [Your Group Name] Hosts [Event] for Parkinson’s Awareness at [Location] on [Day of the Week, Date]
WHAT: [Group Name] is inviting the community to attend [event] in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month at [location] on [day of the week, date.] Insert two to three more sentences describing your event.
WHO: Insert the name and a brief description of the event organizer.
WHY: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Nearly one million people in the US currently live with Parkinson’s, including [insert your personal story of why you are organizing this event in your community.] Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.
WHEN: Insert the day of the week, date and time of your event.
WHERE: Insert the name of the location and address where your event will take place.
TO LEARN MORE: For more information about the event, contact [your name, phone number, email address and/or website.] For more information on Parkinson’s and how you can help make a difference, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) at (800) 457-6676, info@Pdf.org or www.pdf.org.