PDF applauds those who have raised awareness by displaying blocks of the Parkinson’s Quilt at different events throughout the country. Each quilt display radiates the contributions of those who are touched by Parkinson’s. By sharing the quilt in various communities, these people are raising widespread awareness of the impact of Parkinson’s and bringing us closer to one day finding a cure. Check out these stories of past quilt displays, or start planning a display in your own community today!
Mary Jo Baldino, B.S., R.N., showcased a block of the Parkinson's Quilt at a PD Workshop led by the Greater Chester County Chapter National Geriatric Nurses Association in April 2014 in Coatesville, PA.
The West Chester, PA, Parkinson’s support group rented the section of the PD Quilt featuring designs by their members for an annual Parkinson’s Awareness Month walk, held in April 2014 at the West Chester Senior Center. (Photo credit: Daily Local News)
Victoria Strome and her colleagues at Martin Health System's Richard Raub Rehabilitation Center in Stuart, FL, displayed a block of the Parkinson’s Quilt in April 2013 for Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
PDF Research Advocate Jed Hickson, who lives with PD, displays a block of the quilt every April at his local bank in Norwood, MA, because, “it's a very visible way to draw attention to and create awareness of Parkinson's disease. It's something simple I can do.”