Be part of World Parkinson’s Day

Get involved in World Parkinson’s Day 2020. Together we can help people understand Parkinson’s better.

Do you know Parkinson’s?

The community working on this project identified that even when people are aware of Parkinson's, they often don't understand the condition. They want to change this. On World Parkinson’s Day, they’re sharing that “If you know 66 people, chances are you know someone affected by Parkinson's.” And asking, “But do you know Parkinson's?”

Stories from people affected by Parkinson’s will be shared on an online map to challenge misconceptions about the condition.

Karen, one of the community representatives, says: "The idea we have is to give people an opportunity to tell their Parkinson's experience. Hopefully, by reading the stories people will learn what it means to live with Parkinson's."

The stories will complement events like landmarks ‘lit-up’ in blue. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you can help people get to know Parkinson’s on 11 April. Direct them to parkinsons.org.uk/worldparkinsonsday

Online stories map

Had to cancel an event?

For those that had organised events, and publicised this using our World Parkinson's Day posters, we’re sorry that you have had to cancel. This is due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Cancelling an event is a tough but necessary decision.

We know you’ve been organising and publicising your events over the past months. Thank you. We appreciate the support, and we’re grateful for your hard work and commitment.

If you have paid for poster printing costs, these can be claimed on expenses by emailing [email protected]. Individuals should complete our expenses form (Excel, 247KB), and local groups should submit a copy of the invoice that has been paid by 18 April so that it can be processed.

World Parkinsons Day 2020

World Parkinson’s Day 2020 is Saturday, 11 April. For the dedicated movement of people who care about Parkinson’s, it’s a chance to help people understand Parkinson’s better.