Today is Parkinson’s Awareness Day!

The new symbol for PD Awareness is The Spark. Developed by a collaboration of organizations in over 80 countries, The Spark will mobilize our community and Spark change!

“This World Parkinson’s Day, we’re calling on those impacted by the disease to stand up, speak out and unite to end Parkinson’s. We can break the stigma around our disease, lead the call to fund medical breakthroughs and together we can put Parkinson’s in the past.”

PD Avengers website 4 -11-2022

Click here to read more about The Spark on the PD Avengers website and view the actions being taken to grow Parkinson’s Awareness.

Also in support of PD Awareness Parkinson’s Life, the newsletter of the European PD Association, is Busting Parkinson’s disease myths with a new infographic to call attention to just four of the misconceptions people have about Parkinson’s Disease.

As pointed out in the book “Ending Parkinson’s”, PD is epidemic and growing faster every year.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Research must be funded to find a cure.

Parkinson’s can happen at any age – support research to find a cure!

This myth needs to be busted!! Tremor is one of the more visible symptoms of PD but not all of us have tremor. Instead we deal with stiffness, uneven gait, and balance issues and more, plus a multitude of non motor symptoms such as sleep issues, fatigue, pain, constipation, drooling, soft voice and tiny handwriting.

If you haven’t joined PD Avengers, please click here and add your name to the cause. You don’t have to be a PwP to join and your support will help SPARK awareness of Parkinson’ s disease!

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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