The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) mourns the loss of longtime Parkinson’s advocate Joe Brown, who passed away on October 10, 2012. Joe’s positive attitude and perseverance helped shape his advocacy work. Along with his wife, Nina, Joe received PAN’s 2004 Milly Kondracke Award for Outstanding Advocacy. We are grateful for his advocacy service around the importance of medical research and the fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. To read Joe’s obituary in the Houston Chronicle, click here .