We've come a long way since 1969, when Mali Jenkins founded the Parkinson's Disease Society – now Parkinson's UK.
Mali's sister, Sarah Jenkins, lived with Parkinson's for many years. But when Mali looked for information about her condition, she struggled to find anything that was written for the average person.
So Mali placed adverts in a couple of newspapers to see if anyone would be interested in setting up an exploratory steering group to find out more about Parkinson's. 16 people attended the first meeting and the idea of starting a charity grew.
Today, we're driven by people with Parkinson's, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians. Working together to improve lives and find a cure.
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There is lots of in-person and online support to help you live well with Parkinson’s. Search to find your nearest local group, emotional and practical support, health and wellbeing services or social activities.