April: Parkinson’s Awareness month
For many thousands of Quebecers, the month of April rhymes with the month of awareness of Parkinson’s disease. In Quebec, more than 25,000 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease and with caregivers, more than 100,000 people are affected. Parkinson’s disease is the second most frequent neurological disease.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the disease by doctor James Parkinson. This anniversary allows us to appreciate all the recent advances in the researches of the causes and treatments of the disease, but reminds us how important it is to continue to rise and work together in order to move towards a world without Parkinson’s disease.
This month, donate to Parkinson Quebec to support our mission or buy a red tulip at a booth hosted by a participating regional organization and offer hope for a better life. See the kiosks available in your regions on our homepage.
In the coming weeks, you can take part in the empowerment by participating in one of our activities:
April 1 to 30: Regional Activities
April 11: Launch of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec
May 3 to 5: Living Hope Provincial Congress