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.
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.