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You Made a Difference: Parkison's Awareness Month

During April, the community marked Parkinson’s Awareness Month. It was inspiring to see — through your letters, photos and 'I make a difference' messages — how many communities are making a difference in the fight against Parkinson's. Here are just a few of those stories, told through your photos.

Making a Difference During Parkinson's Awareness Month

Row 1: PDF Research Advocate Rosemary Sammons (Westchester, IL); Noel Berman and Claire Berman, member of PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) (New York, NY); PDF Champions Ambassador Ivory Latta and members of PDF PPAC (New York, NY); PDF Research Advocate Ronnie Wanetick (Walnut Creek, CA); Victoria Strome (Stuart, FL). Row 2: Maria De Leon, M.D., member of PDF PPAC (Nacogdoches, TX); PDF Research Advocate Carol Harrison with the Movers and Shakers (Baton Rouge, LA); PDF Quilter Linda Hanbenstreit and Ann Talley (Springfield, VA); Denise Minton (Jacksonville, FL). Row 3: Gristedes awareness posters (New York, NY); Michele Jeffers (via Facebook); Tanya Lawrence Lovelady (Madison, MS); Charles Kinney (Richman, IN); PDF’s Dr. Jim Beck (second from left) and PDF-funded fellows, Drs. Tuhin Virmani, Brenton Wright and Madeleine Sharp (New York, NY); Maggie Veach at Walk Over Water (Poughkeepsie, NY). Row 4: Port Jervis softball team (Port Jervis, NY); supporters at Parkinson’s Unity Walk (New York, NY); Linda Giorgilli Rice (Tampa, FL); members of PDF PPAC at Parkinson’s Unity Walk (New York, NY). Row 5: Diane Schroeder (Evansville, IN); Staff of Raub Rehabilitation Center (Stuart, FL); PDF Champions Ambassador Ivory Latta (New York, NY); PDF Champion Jennifer Neathery (Huntsville, AL); PDF Research Advocate Judi Jecmen (right) (Jefferson City, MO); PDF Research Advocate Jane Denmark (right) and Donnis Norman (Bay Minette, AL).