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How You Made A Difference During Parkinsonís Awareness Month 2012

During April, the community marked Parkinson’s Awareness Month. You and many others “made a difference” in the fight against Parkinson’s and inspired us with your stories. Here are just a few:

You Spread the Word

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In order of appearance:

  • Becky Pruitt Jarnagin of Elizabethton, TN, tied PDF ribbons on trees around  her community for the entire month of April.
  • Linda Habenstreit displayed the Parkinson's Quilt at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, MD.
  • Don and Angie Hott and family, of Berkeley Springs, WV, organized “Wearing Gray” day to raise awareness.
  • Diane Malstrom (with husband John) of Twaine Hart, CA, designed the official Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-shirt.

 

You Educated Yourself and Others

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In order of appearance:

  • PDF Research Advocate Iris Simonis visited a Senior Health Fair in Deer Park, TX, to bring the latest information to others.
  • Maria De Leon, member of PDF's People with Parkinson's Advisory Council, set up a library display in Nacogdoches, TX.
  • PDF Research Advocate Bob Hankin spoke with guests at the PAIR Up for Parkinson’s Research Forum in New York City.
  • PDF Research Advocate Greg Hardoby received a proclamation making Parkinson’s Awareness Month official in Union County, NJ.

You Supported the Cure

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In order of appearance:

  • PDF Champions Ambassador and WNBA Star Ivory Latta organized a Celebrity Bowl-a-thon, in honor of her father, in Atlanta, GA.
  • PDF Champion Brian DeFord and family of Cleveland, OH, celebrated Brian’s “Hike-a-thon for PD” in California’s Death Valley.
  • Gristedes Supermarkets participated in "Tulips Bloom for Parkinson's” where customers donated $1 at checkout for a paper tulip.
  • The PDF Pacers, led by PPAC member Tom Palizzi raised $15,000 for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, (for organizations including PDF).

 

And lastly ... We Did It! Together we raised $100,000 through the Irving G. Brilliant Research Challenge. Mr. Brilliant matched it all, ensuring a total of $200,000 to support Parkinson’s research projects, including PDF’s Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative.


How did you make a difference? Tell us at www.pdf.org/awareness12.