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“A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical” Cast Presents Parkinson’s Foundation with a $500,000 Donation
NEW YORK & MIAMI (April 12, 2023) — The producing team behind the Broadway hit, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, has raised $500,000 in honor of legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond and the one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
La Parkinson's Foundation lanza la campaña #Take6forPD para el Mes de Concientización sobre el Parkinson
NUEVA YORK y MIAMI (28 de marzo de 2023) — La Parkinson's Foundation pone a la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP) en primer plano con el lanzamiento de una nueva campaña de concientización, #Take6forPD (Tómese 6 para la EP).
Parkinson’s Foundation Launches #Take6forPD Campaign for Parkinson’s Awareness Month
NEW YORK & MIAMI (March 28, 2023) — The Parkinson’s Foundation brings Parkinson’s disease (PD) to the forefront with the launch of a new awareness campaign, #Take6forPD.
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Closing Parkinson’s care gaps is aim of new, free course for providers
Parkinson’s News Today
May 22, 2023
To help offset the lack of specialty care for Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s Foundation is offering providers access to the virtual course “Utilizing Quality Measures to Improve Parkinson’s Care: What Every Neurologist Needs to Know.” Eli Pollard, chief training and education officer for the Parkinson’s Foundation, provides commentary.
Black Adults Face Delays in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment
May 22, 2023
Research shows that Black adults with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to receive a diagnosis than their white peers, and if they do get one, they’re more likely to get it later in the disease process. This article shares the story of Richard Huckabee, a research advocate for the Parkinson’s Foundation, and the obstacles he faced in receiving a PD diagnosis. Dr. Chantale Branson, who leads PD GENEration efforts at Morehouse School of Medicine, is interviewed.
Looked Over, Left Behind: Black Americans Face Gaps in Parkinson’s Care
U.S. News & World Report
May 11, 2023
Whether due to provider shortcomings, barriers to care or a lack of awareness about Parkinson’s disease, experts worry Black individuals aren’t getting the help they need. Halston Mathis shares her stepfather’s experience with PD, and Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Chantale Branson speaks to the importance of raising awareness and including the Black community in PD research. The Parkinson’s Foundation and Branson work together collaboratively to increase the participation of Black individuals in PD GENEration.
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