Talking to people about Parkinson's

Do you know someone who can share their story to help end Parkinson's for good?

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You've told us that living in a society that cares about Parkinson's is critical.

Research carried out by Parkinson's UK shows that the public don’t understand the severity of living with the condition or how much it impacts on daily life - they often think it’s 'just the shakes'.

Our 2019 campaign aims to change this. We want more people to understand the impact of the condition to help grow a movement of people that will end Parkinson's for good.

That’s where you come in. We want to show the reality of living with Parkinson's and need your help to find real people with Parkinson's who could appear in our campaign.

What kind of stories are we looking for?

We know Parkinson's can be a daily struggle and we want to share stories of people who can show this but don't let the condition define them. We want to hear about inspiring people with powerful stories who will grab people's attention. People who won’t let Parkinson's hold them back from their passions: dancing, music, sport, sewing, motorbikes or being a great mum, dad or grandparent. For example, the father who had voice training to give a speech at his daughter's wedding, the mum who tries to pick up her child every day from school even though she's struggling to move, the couple passionate about tango or dance.

We welcome any and all ideas. If they've inspired you, they could inspire others too and, by sharing their story, they can help show the impact of Parkinson's.

Do you know someone willing to share their story in our campaign?

Let us know by competing the form below. Right now, we are putting together a list of stories, which will make a huge difference to the success of the campaign. We won't be able to use every story submitted but, for those not selected, there will be other ways to support the campaign and we’ll share more on this.

This form isn't consent to use the person you nominate’s story, but consent to contact them and ask to use their story for this campaign or at some other point in the future - so please let them know we may be in touch.

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In 200 words or less, please provide a summary of this person's story. Are there any specific impacts of the condition they would highlight? What struggles have they faced with Parkinson's? What about this person's story could engage, inspire or motivate someone to join our movement to end Parkinson's for good?
The information provided in this form will be used to contact the person nominated. We will not sell your details to third parties. Under Article 9 of GDPR we require your explicit consent to process sensitive personal information such as health details.
 
This form isn’t consent to use the person you nominate’s story, but consent to contact them and ask to use their story for this campaign or at some other point in the future- so please let them know we may be in touch. At Parkinson's UK we want to be very clear about how we use, store and protect your personal data, which you can read about here https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/privacy