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Parkinsonís Awareness Month Update

Today, April 11, is World Parkinson's Day, an annual recognition of the birthday of James Parkinson, who first identified Parkinson's. In this week’s update, read about other individuals who are raising awareness around the United States and be sure to sign up for next Tuesday’s  PD ExpertBriefing, Parkinson’s Medications: Today and Tomorrow.


Educate Yourself and Others

How can you ensure you and others have access to the latest information? Ask your support group to 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, led by Cynthia Comella, M.D., F.A.A.N., of Rush University Medical Center. You can also partner with your local library to create a Parkinson’s Awareness Display such as those made by Bev Ribaudo of Yuma, AZ, or Lori Katz in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Spread the Word

How can you show the world the impact of Parkinson’s? Display the Parkinson’s Quilt. Ask your public official for a proclamation of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. That’s what Linda Habenstreit of Springfield, VA, and Patti Meese, of Scottsdale, AZ, decided to do to raise awareness in their communities.
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Support the Cure

Want ideas for supporting the cure? Check out the work of PDF Champion and jewelry designer Emily Alice and view this video from PDF Champions Ambassador Ivory Latta.
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More Tips and Tools

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.
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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.