Message from the President - April 2023Category: Message From The President
April is a very special month for the Parkinson’s community…it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Every six minutes, someone will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the United States. Every six minutes an individual or family joins the more than one million Americans living with the fastest growing brain condition in the world.
A Parkinson’s diagnosis is life-changing but there are two important things to remember: Parkinson’s is NOT a death sentence, and it manifests differently for everyone. Life doesn’t end with your Parkinson’s diagnosis, it changes – and Parkinson’s Resource Organization is here every step of the way to help families navigate the emotional and practical aspects of the journey.
This April, we’re shining a spotlight on Parkinson’s to raise awareness, reach new community members, and raise money to fund our FREE programs for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers. We have several events scheduled – a mix of in-person and virtual events taking place across the country. These events focus on JOY, MOVEMENT, and EDUCATION, three core elements to successfully navigate Parkinson’s. Read on for more information.
Enjoy the articles this month, starting with the UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE on this page. Check out WORST FOODS FOR CONSTIPATION; COMMON DRY CLEANING CHEMICAL LINKED TO PARKINSON’S; SIMPLE SOLUTION TO FALLS; LIVING ALONE WITH PARKINSON'S DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE ALONE; ALL FORMS OF EXERCISE CAN HELP WITH PARKINSON'S; GET IN ON THE FUN…; 20 TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR RESILIENCE; and DID YOU KNOW...
Thank you for all you do for PRO. Your donations keep us whole. Until next month, REMEMBER April Fool’s Day on the 1st, Passover begins on April 5th, World Health Day on the 7th, Easter Sunday on the 9th, World Parkinson’s Day on the 11th, Volunteer Recognition Day on the 20th, and Earth Day on the 22nd. The flower is the Daisy and the birthstone is the Diamond.