April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

March 2011 Monthly Message

- April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
- PAN CEO, Amy Comstock Rick, Testifies on Capitol Hill in Support of Small Business
- Update from Merck About Sinemet
- 2011 PAN Forum: Making Our Voices Heard in Congress
- National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act Will Create Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis Disease Registries
- SAVE THE DATE – 2011 Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner
- Medtronic Global Heroes Seek Marathon Runners
- Parkinson's in the Media

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Members of the Parkinson’s community across the country honor April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  There are many ways to commemorate it, and the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) has created a toolkit of ideas you can explore in your local community.  One way to recognize Parkinson’s Awareness Month in your community is by getting your various state and local governments to issue proclamations.

State and local government proclamations bring our community’s issues to the forefront of what our elected officials work on.  We secure their support for our cause, and in doing so, educate and inspire members of our own communities.  Working with our friends, family members, caregivers, and neighbors, we make these issues known and increase the focus of our fellow citizens on the search for a cure.

Whether you encourage your Mayor or Governor to issue a proclamation, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, or volunteer for a Parkinson’s-related cause, PAN is grateful for your support.  Please contact us to let us know of your successes; we will keep an updated list of state and local proclamations on our Web site.