This month and every month, Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and its supporters work to raise awareness of PD and provide services, support and education to those living with Parkinson’s disease and their families. In April, we have some exciting events to ramp up our efforts to spread the word about PD and its impact on our community and individuals.
On April 12th, volunteers at T-stations across the city will be giving out tulips (the national symbol for PD) and PD awareness cards to the public. Our goal is to create a buzz around the city, to bring attention to the Foundation as a community resource and to raise funds for PFWPA programming. If you see someone with a tulip on April 12th, be sure to take some time to tell them about your personal connection to PD!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how social capital can impact you or your loved one’s health and experience living with PD? On April 26th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., we will be holding Lunch & Learn: Social Capital & Parkinson Disease with national leader and consultant on human services and community issues, Dr. Al Condeluci. He will present on the importance of social capital, community, and relationships in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. For the past 40 years, researchers have been exploring the power and potency of social capital. This interactive session looks closely at research on social capital and identifies ways and means to building more viable relationships in our lives.
We also will be holding our first ever Perseverance. Grace. Purpose. Awards night on April 26th from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the Roberto Clemente Museum in the Strip District. The event will recognize three remarkable individuals in the Parkinson’s community in Western PA. You can learn more about the awardees on page seven of this newsletter. To learn more about the event, click here.
If you have any questions about Parkinson’s Awareness Month, please contact email@example.com or 412.837.2542.