April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

I am glad we are having Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month.  Today, worldwide it is estimated there are seven to ten million of us with PD.  I am doing well in managing my PD. Hopefully with Rock Steady Boxing three times a week and walking six days a week the progress of my PD has slowed.  It has been two years since I was diagnosed with PD, and my doctor says I am doing well, and she has not increased my medications.  So, that is a good sign.  The Parkinson’s Foundation of Western Pennsylvania were recognizing Parkinson’s awareness month by giving away free tulips and PD awareness cards during lunch hour in Market Square here in Pittsburgh.  Rock Steady Boxing Clubs are holding special events in recognition of Parkinson’s awareness month.  The Michael J Fox Foundation has scheduled special events throughout many cities to recognize Parkinson’s awareness month and to raise donations for Parkinson’s research.  Click here to read about the latest breakthroughs in PD research.  We can all help by making donations to our favorite charities.   Another easy way to contribute is by using Amazon Smile and selecting your favorite Parkinson’s related organization. Find out more about Amazon Smile here.

 

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