April 24th, 2018
Good afternoon friends and followers!
NATIONAL PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH
It's National Parkinson's Awareness Month. Share your story with your community and raise awareness.
2018 Theme: Start a Conversation
The theme is “Start a Conversation,” a call to action that urges people to talk about Parkinson’swith their friends, family, neighbors, healthcare team, local businesses and community. It alsoreflects the speech bubble in the foundation’s signature P logo.
How You Can Get Involved!
Around Your Community
Petition your mayor or governor to declare April Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Use the Sample Proclamation provided and insert your local information in the placeholders to customize it for your town or state. Go online to find out how to contact your mayor orgovernor’s office, and/or call or email to inquire where to submit the proclamation. Afteryou’ve submitted the proclamation, follow up by email or phone to ensure it was received.
Submit a Letter to the Editor to your local paper. Customize the Letter to the Editortemplate provided and submit it to a local paper. The purpose of this short letter is to encourage members of your community to raise awareness about PD in April forParkinson’s Awareness Month. Your letter might mention specific events taking placearound the community.
Attending a programmatic or fundraising event? Show off your Parkinson’s P. Whenyou’re at an event, wear your temporary tattoo on your hand, your arm, your face oranywhere you’d like! Or, pick up a downloadable P (or print one at home and bring it with you).
Share photos of the P. Take photos capturing you and your care team, fellow advocates, Champions, friends or family sporting the temporary tattoos or printed logos. Post them to social media using the #StartAConversation hashtag or contact us so we can share them online.