Celebrity supporters of the global Parkinson's pledge
Please sign up to the global Parkinson's pledge and join me in the movement for change.
A host of Parkinson's UK celebrity
supporters have signed up to the global Parkinson's pledge,
launched at the World Parkinson Congress
All of the celebrities below have joined the global Parkinson's
movement to help make Parkinson's a health, social and economic
priority around the world and to work together to find a cure for
We are calling for 1 million people to sign up to the
Sign up to the global
Parkinson's pledge now.
Actress, author and our President
first learnt about Parkinson's as a child, from my doctor father,
who was clearly distressed by the effects it had on his
"But it wasn't until someone close to me was diagnosed – my
much-loved brother-in-law - that I saw for myself the
irrevocable and cruel physical (and sometimes mental) symptoms that
"Efforts to improve the treatment and management of Parkinson's
are continuing around the world, and I feel we're tantalisingly
close to finding the breakthrough that could make the disease less
disabling and traumatic to live with.
"I’ve joined the worldwide Parkinson's initiative, and I do hope
you’ll do the same. Please sign up to the global Parkinson's pledge
and join me in the movement for change."
Model and actor
"I fully support this movement to help find a cure for
"It's a very worthwhile cause."
Channel 4 presenter and comedian
"Parkinson's UK is leading the way with a fantastic cause.
"I hope people across the UK will sign up to the pledge to help
find a cure for Parkinson's."
BBC presenter and comedian
"I'm proud to be signing up to the global Parkinson’s
"I know from personal experience the devastating impact
Parkinson’s can have on people and their families.
"This movement for change can lead to new breakthroughs in
"It's only together that we will find a cure for
Ex-England football player and BBC
"The search for a cure for Parkinson's is a great cause and I'm
really pleased to support Parkinson's UK.
"I know from personal experience the impact that Parkinson's can
have. That’s why I've joined the global Parkinson's movement, and
you can do the same.
"Sign up to the global Parkinson's pledge and join the movement
Comedian and actor
"This is a fantastic cause and that's why I'm supporting
"I'm asking others to sign up to the global Parkinson's pledge
and join the global Parkinson's movement."
"If we all push just a little bit, we can move mountains!"
This Morning agony aunt
"I've signed up to the pledge and you can join the global
Parkinson's movement too.
"Your donations will also help to
find a cure for Parkinson's.
"Together we can find a cure."
"I know that when my mother was diagnosed neither of us thought
very much of it.
"We thought she'd just have to put up with having shaky hands
and not being able to open a tin of peas on her own. We had
absolutely no idea of what lay in store.
"A breakthrough that just makes the condition easier to live
with would make a huge difference to all those who have it and all
those who care about them.
"I urge anyone who has a connection to or interest in
Parkinson's to be part of the movement for change."
"My mother has Parkinson's and that’s why I've joined the global
"You can also sign up to the global Parkinson's pledge and help
get 1 million signatures.
"You can also donate to help find a
Ex-Scotland international footballer, manager of
Southend United FC
"This is a fantastic cause and I am backing Parkinson's UK. I
have Parkinson's and I understand the importance of searching for a
"I hope many more sign up to the pledge and join the global
"You can also donate to help find a
cure for Parkinson's."
Journalist and television presenter
"I hope the world's governments will give priority to finding
the effective prevention, treatment and cure of this terribly
Actor and film director
"The search for a cure for Parkinson's is one that we should all
support - the more of us who do - the greater chance for
BBC News presenter
Harlequins and England Rugby player
Ex-Scotland Rugby captain
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