Parkinson's Awareness Week 2012 - news and media coverage
We worked hard to achieve as much media coverage as
we could during Parkinson's
Awareness Week 2012 (16-22 April), to raise awareness of the
urgent need to find a cure for Parkinson's.
Thank to you to everyone affected by Parkinson's who helped us in the media by sharing their story.
We hope you kept an eye out and spotted coverage
in local, regional and national media for mentions of Parkinson's and Parkinson's UK.
We had more than 780 pieces of coverage overall.
And we were highly commended in the PR
team of the year category at the Charity Times Awards, for our
work during Parkinson's Awareness Week 2012.
Our news updates
Media coverage highlights
This is just a selection of the media coverage we achieved.
Leading up to Parkinson's Awareness Week
During Parkinson's Awareness Week
BBC Breakfast -
Parkinson's study: 'There is no definitive test' - Monday 16
April (Dr Kieran Breen, our director of research, with Paul Wilson
who has Parkinson's)
The BBC website also features a great video of our research
director Dr Kieran Breen explaining how Parkinson's affects the
brain, making inventive use of the vintage signal box on the
Bluebell Railway between East and West Sussex:
BBC News - Health
Explained: What is Parkinson's?
Live News - Northern Ireland in Parkinson's research
world first - Friday 20 April
Parkinson's Awareness Week was also covered on many regional TV
stations and between 30 and 40 local radio stations.
And it was in over 50 local newspapers and on their
Thank to you to everyone affected by Parkinson's who helped us
in the media by sharing their story.
Spread the word through Facebook and Twitter
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and spread the
word about the need to find a cure.
If you're on Twitter use the hashtag
#parkinsonscure and look out for - and share - our
And please add our 'Find a cure' twibbon and
Facebook badge - a great way to show your support.