Why does the Tulip Represent People with Parkinson's Disease?

Did you know that the tulip became the international symbol of Parkinson’s disease in 1980 when a horticulturalist honored Dr. James Parkinson by naming a tulip after him? To honor all those who have Parkinson’s disease or who are affected by it, the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Tulip Tribute Garden.

The Tulip Tribute Garden celebrates, honors, and remembers those affected by Parkinson’s disease while supporting PAN’s vital policy initiatives such as funding for the National Institutes of Health, supporting telemedicine, and repealing the Medicare therapy caps. The list goes on and on.

As you can see, we have so much work to do in 2014 and we can’t do it without your help.


Would you consider making a donation of $25, $60, $75, $100, $250, $500, or more? Click here and your gift will be put to use immediately helping to improve treatments and find a cure.

For gifts of $25 or more, you will be invited to plant a virtual tulip and leave a message on the Tribute Wall.  At the $60 level, you or someone you designate will be sent a lovely chocolate truffle confection. For donations of $250 or more, a beautiful bouquet of tulips or a potted tulip plant will be sent to you or a loved one.

Thank you very much for your consideration.  

All the best,
Amy Comstock Rick

PS: Click here  – right now – and make a donation of $25, $60, $75, $100, $250, $500, or more and please be as generous as you can.


Date originally posted: April 2, 2014.