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Top 2018 Accomplishments—Thanks to You

Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Together, we made lives better in 2018. Your support allowed us to provide better care to even more people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and launch new research initiatives and programs that have helped the 1 million people living with this disease in the U.S.

Because of YOU, we helped our Parkinson’s community in these life-changing ways:

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How to Spot the Early Signs of Parkinson's

Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson's disease (PD).

The next time you visit family, we want to make sure you can spot the early signs of Parkinson's. With early detection, treatment and expert care, many people live longer, productive lives with Parkinson’s.  In addition to tremors, there are other early signs you can observe:

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From Washington, D.C. to Tennessee, Advocates Speak Up for the PD Community

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Judy and Phil Bellenfant were energized to be in Washington, D.C. in March for the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum and to meet with Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) in his Capitol Hill office. 

And then, it snowed. It snowed so much that the federal government closed for the day and Judy and Phil couldn’t make it to the Hill. But there was no stopping the Bellenfants from making their voices heard.

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10 Interesting Facts About Parkinson’s

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, one of our goals is to raise Parkinson’s awareness and how the Foundation supports those living with the disease, as well as their loved ones. If you are familiar with Parkinson’s you probably know most of the items on this list, but we encourage you to share this article with someone who may not be familiar.

1. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.

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2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards Presented to Community Leaders

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, the Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation presented the 2018 Parkinson’s Advocacy Awards to six individuals. The 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 Parkinson's Policy Forum, advocates, scientists and a lawmaker were recognized for their service to the Parkinson's community.

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Snow Doesn’t Stop Advocates from Making an Impact in Washington

Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Last week, 300 Parkinson’s disease (PD) advocates from nearly all 50 states convened in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum. This annual event brings people with PD and their loved ones to our nation’s capital for two days of education and training followed by a day of advocacy action and engagement. Despite a snowstorm that closed Congress’ doors and shut down the streets of Washington, advocates made sure the Parkinson’s community was heard on Capitol Hill.

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Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Tells PD Advocates: “What You Do Matters”

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined nearly 300 people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their families and other community members in Washington, D.C. to deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum. Parkinson’s is an important issue for the senator, whose late father lived with the disease for many years. During his speech, Sen. Booker discussed his family’s experience with PD, the need for robust Parkinson’ research funding and the importance of speaking up for what is right.

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