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P
arkinson's stakeholders all over the
world will unite on 11 April 2017 to raise
unprecedented amounts of awareness
about the disease, using a dedicated campaign
hashtag: #UniteForParkinsons.
Each year, Parkinson's organisations and
individuals across the world observe 11 April
as World Parkinson's Day. However, this year's
World Parkinson's Day is a landmark anniversary.
The date momentously marks 200 years since
Parkinson's was recognised as a health condition
(following the publication of Dr James Parkinson's
Essay on the Shaking Palsy, whose birthday the day
is marked on).
The
#UniteforParkinsons
campaign
has been developed by two charities, the EPDA
and Parkinson's UK. Both organisations aim to
position World Parkinson's Day as a platform to grow
an active global Parkinson's community that can
collectively advocate for change in the treatment
and management of the condition.
The campaign is aimed at Parkinson's stakeholders
across the world, including:
People affected by Parkinson's
local, national, regional and international
Parkinson's organisations
charity supporters and foundations
healthcare professionals
members of the research community
policymakers and decision makers (both
national and EU)
treatment industry companies.
Already supported by dozens of Parkinson's
organisations around the world, this campaign
needs the support of as many countries, individuals
and organisations as possible. By speaking together
with one voice on 11 April, we will unite across the
world to make it clear that 200 years without a cure
is too long.
This campaign is calling for everyone to use the
hashtag #UniteForParkinsons on 11 April we want
you to share your thoughts and experiences, as well
as your hopes and plans for the future.
To find out more about how you can support the
campaign both online and offline and access a
number of campaign resources, visit
Resources are available in English, French, German,
Italian and Spanish.
If you want to get in touch directly, please
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