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AARP: Alan Alda Diagnosed with Parkinson's

Actor Alan Alda, 82, best known for his role in M*A*S*H, revealed that he has Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted in the article. “You can live a full and productive life with the disease,” Lehr said.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Ronald Christofaro Finds A Way to Fight Back and Grow Physically And Mentally Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apart from throwing hooks and jabs in his weekly PD boxing class, Ronald Christofaro also dances, sings and practices yoga. Parkinson’s Outcomes Project exercise study mentioned.

Cenpar: Clarissa Martinez y Hector Valenzuela Thursday, April 12, 2018

Clarissa Martinez, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Director of Research & Centers Programs, speaks about the Foundation’s initiatives to increase the number of movement disorder specialists, reach underserved PD populations and about the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (In Spanish).

My View: Education Helps Deal with The Fright Of Parkinson's Monday, April 9, 2018

Christopher Jamele, Parkinson's Foundation Western New York executive director, talks about how raising Parkinson’s awareness has an enormous impact.

THV11: Moving Day Helps Those Who Suffer From Parkinson's Sunday, April 15, 2018

John Lee has been living with PD for 5 years. He talks about symptoms and how movement can help. He promotes Moving Day Little Rock, its exercise demonstrations, how it is a great opportunity to network with other people going through the same thing and a chance to get good information about PD. 

CBS Local: Moving Day: Sacramento Saturday, April 14, 2018

Colleen Fischer, Parkinson’s Foundation National Coordinator of Signature Events, speaks to local CBS reporter about Parkinson’s and Moving Day Sacramento. She speaks about how participants come together at Moving Day to share the common goal to beat Parkinson's.

Psychology Today: Helping Parkinson’s Patients with Depression Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, wrote this article about understanding and addressing depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities., a common side effect

Parkinson's Life: Exclusive interview: John Lehr and James Beck of the Parkinson’s Foundation Thursday, April 5, 2018

As Parkinson’s Awareness Month begins, Parkinson’s Life speaks to the Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr and Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, about the organization’s current goals and getting involved in the #UniteForParkinsons and #StartAConversation campaigns.

Washington Post: Virtual library provides information about Parkinson’s disease Thursday, April 5, 2018

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a time to think about how much you know about the disease.

You may know about the tremors and stiffness that gradually take over patients’ bodies. You may know about famous people with the disease, including Michael J. Fox.

Health360: HealthTalk: John L. Lehr | Parkinson's Awareness Month Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dave Duplay sits down with John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation, to talk about the challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease, and what the Parkinson's Foundation is doing to help raise awareness and find a cure.

Parkinsons News Today: Parkinson’s Foundation Is Investing in Research to Create Better Lives Wednesday, April 4, 2018

This is a guest column by John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, marking Parkinson’s Awareness Month.


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