This year, Parkinson Social Network raised awareness by opening two new cafes in Northern Virginia – McLean and Alexandria. We were delighted to meet our friends touched by Parkinson’s in these communities and bring them together.
The Parkinson Social Network also participated in the #UniteForParkinson’s campaign. If you followed us on Facebook (@ParkinsonSocialNetwork) or on Twitter (@PSN_PDsocial), we shared the inspiring and educational stories we found from people living with Parkinson’s, and connected to Parkinson organizations from around the world.
April 11, 2017 marked 200 years since Dr. James Parkinson first described Parkinson’s disease in his essay, The Shaking Palsy. Organizations around the world used social media to help raise awareness about PD with #UniteForParkinsons.
The Parkinson Social Network participated in World Parkinson’s Day, and we were active on Facebook and Twitter. As part of a joint effort with local support groups (Fair Oaks Parkinson’s and Women With Parkinson’s Disease) we organized outreach events at our local Inova Fair Oaks hospital.
We were also excited to receive a proclamation from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe who officially recognized April 2017 as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Click here to read the Governor’s Proclamation.