2019 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Members

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Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, the Parkinson's Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation presented the 2019 Parkinson's Advocacy Awards to five people.  

These awards shine a spotlight on efforts to further policies that benefit people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners. During the ceremony, which took place at the 2019 Parkinson’s Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., advocates and lawmakers were recognized for their service to the Parkinson‘s community.   

The 2019 honorees are highlighted below. 

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What's Hot in PD?

100 Million Push-Ups for Parkinson’s Awareness, Strength and Hope

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Parkinson's Foundation

As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s

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Raise Awareness

Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated

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Parkinson's Foundation

When a large population of people have a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it.

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Research Round Up

Government Spending Bill Eliminates Medicare Therapy Cap, Increases Access to Care

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Parkinson's Foundation

Since 2011, the Parkinson’s Foundation has worked with the Parkinson’s community to address Medicare challenges related to services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy. In 2014, we advocated to remove the Improvement Standard, meaning that people with Parkinson’s could no longer be denied coverage for therapy solely for lack of improvement. Now, the Parkinson’s community can celebrate the next milestone in access to care for Medicare recipients.

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Raise Awareness
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