Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Let’s shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s together #UniteForParkinsons

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2018

This year, Parkinson Social Network is raising awareness by opening two new cafes in Northern Virginia – McLean and Alexandria. We’re keen to meet our friends touched by Parkinson’s in these communities and bring them together.

The Parkinson Social Network will participate again in 2018.
Follow us on Facebook (@ParkinsonSocialNetwork) or on Twitter (@PSN_PDsocial) where we share the inspiring and educational stories we find from people living with Parkinson’s, and through connections 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.