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ParkinsonTulip: One Person Can Help End Parkinson's Disease
Last week we told you about Cassie and her work as a PDF Research Advocate. How can one person help to speed new and effective treatments for Parkinson’s? How can you support her work?
The Work of One PDF Research Advocate
Cassie was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s in 2002 at the age of 36. Living in an area of Vermont where few support groups exist, she quickly became the go-to resource for the Parkinson’s community, frequently receiving phone calls from individuals up to 30 miles away.
Cassie completed PDF’s research advocacy training in October, undergoing sessions about the science of Parkinson’s and the process that brings new treatments to market.
She left inspired to …
“Just get out there and do it! I’m eager to work with those communities so every person touched by Parkinson’s knows about opportunities to participate in research and what questions to ask before signing up.”
At PDF, we believe that the work of Research Advocates like Cassie will improve Parkinson’s research.
I hope you will help us to continue to support Cassie, her 130 colleagues, and future PDF Research Advocates whose work will improve the lives and futures of people with Parkinson’s and, ultimately, bring an end to this disease.
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