Make a Difference During Parkinsonís Awareness Month
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. How will you make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s this April? Start by browsing PDF’s free tools and resources, including our weekly tips, to find an activity that works for you.
This April, You Can Make a Difference
Find tips for raising awareness by ordering your free copy of 30 Ways to Raise Awareness of Parkinson's: A Toolkit for the Community, or browsing it online. It includes ideas as simple as sending an eCard to a friend, as festive as wearing the winning awareness month t-shirt and as forceful as writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Spread the Word
PDF’s 2012 photo and video campaign invites all people touched by Parkinson's to answer the question: how are you making a difference? Create your photo and/or one minute video and submit to PDF. Each week, we’ll feature one photo and video from the community to showcase and share your inspiring efforts to raise awareness.
Educate Yourself and Others
Join PDF online or by phone for our upcoming PD ExpertBriefing, “Parkinson’s Medications: Today and Tomorrow” on Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 PM ET. In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, ask your support group to watch together. Led by Cynthia L. Comella, M.D., F.A.A.N., of Rush University Medical Center, the one-hour seminar will discuss current medications available to treat Parkinson’s, and the latest clinical studies investigating potential new treatments.
Support the Cure
Last week, we announced the Irving G. Brilliant Research Challenge. Mr. Brilliant will double EACH GIFT made to PDF during April, for up to $100,000. How are we doing?
See Our Progress
Who’s Raising Awareness?
For more ideas, see these personal stories of individuals who raised awareness in 2011.
See Personal Stories
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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.