Parkinson’s disease awareness month shows unshakeable spirit
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is celebrating Parkinson’s awareness month with a new campaign designed to highlight the spirits and stories of those with the disease. The “Unshakable Spirit” campaign will collect photos and life stories to show that attitude and energy matter to living a full life with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
The multi-phase campaign is meant to inspire, educate and help people know they are not alone in their PD journey and will be featured on the APDA Facebook page and via Twitter. All those impacted by PD, including people living with the disease, their care partners, medical professionals and others are welcomed to participate this month and throughout the year.
“We are inspired by the amazing individuals with PD and their families who participate in hundreds of clinical trials and health and wellness programs every day—both quietly and boldly,” said APDA President and CEO Leslie A. Chambers in a press release. “We all want to live life to the fullest, but for people with PD it might take a little more to get there. A little more drive, a little more optimism and a little more support—and that’s the essence of the Unshakeable Spirit campaign.”
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.
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