April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson's Scrabble

Parkinson’s Scrabble

In  2010, the U.S. Senate designated April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Since then, Parkinson’s communities around the globe have boosted their year-round PD awareness campaigns every April. Considering approximately 6.3 million people worldwide have this affliction, public education is important. It promotes understanding, compassion, community, research, treatments, philanthropy  and hope. And for this, I am grateful. But as someone who has Parkinson’s disease and must cope with the myriad symptoms – every second of every minute of every day of every month – I would welcome a designated month, or even one designated day of escape from PD. And I’d call it a Parkinson’s Holiday.


About Robyn Michele Levy

I am an artist, writer, radio broadcaster, performer, mother, breast cancer survivor. I also have Parkinson's disease. My memoir, Most of Me, is available at local and on-line bookstores.
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2 Responses to April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

  1. Susan S. says:

    you so deserve a PD holiday Robyn – I am rereading your Most of Me book. Your sense of humor delights me. Stay strong! Love, strength and hope for you and all with PD!!

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