Parkinson's Awareness Month: April 2020
Today marks the start of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. The Parkinson’s Disease community is united to spread a message of hope even in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. I'm currently writing a blog post to share how my family and I are coping with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, I wanted to share the importance of this month to millions around the world who struggle with Parkinson's. In spite of the challenges that face the world today, we can continue to support each other, share ideas and stay focused on the work to end Parkinson’s for good.
Parkinson's Disease is named after Dr. James Parkinson. In 1817, he published An Essay on the Shaking Palsy about the condition that would later be named Parkinson's Disease in his honor. His birthday, April 11th, has been designated as World Parkinson's Disease Day
If you would like to get involved, here are three ways you can help:
Awareness. Learn what Parkinson's Disease is by reading Parkinson's 101. While you are there, learn more about the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and their efforts to put themselves out of business by finding the cure.
Relationship. If you haven't already, read my personal Parkinson's Disease story. Learn more about other patients in their own words.
Action. Donate to research for the cure.
Thank you for your time and consideration.