Our Aware in Care Ambassadors are people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), caregivers or care partners (whether a spouse, sibling, child or friend of a someone with PD), while others are professionals who work with people with Parkinson’s (including Speech Language Pathologists, Nurses, and Fitness Instructors). Some work with a team of Ambassadors who live within driving distance, while others rely on support from the Parkinson’s Foundation and the online community of Ambassadors to complete the goals, they set for themselves in their community.
As of October 2021, we will have 115 Aware in Care Ambassadors advocating for hospital safety around the country, including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Aware in Care Ambassadors span 39 states and cover all 17 Parkinson’s Foundation Chapters.
"My mom was hospitalized, and I know how hard it is to get staff to understand that a Parkinson's Patient needs their medications on time. Family, caregivers, and patients have to speak up. I learned a lot after multiple visits to the hospital. The Aware in Care kits would be very beneficial to patients, families, and healthcare staff."
—Michelle, Ambassador in Camarillo, California
My Aware in Care kit has been instrumental in relaying medical information to first responders as well as hospital staff and doctors. I am a firm believer that everyone should have one of these kits, it may save your life. I carry mine wherever I go."
—Larry, Ambassador in Stevensville, MD