“In honor of our friends and family members—mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings—who have been touched by the disease, we gathered together today to raise awareness and educate ourselves on Parkinson’s Disease and the devastating impact it can have on everyone it touches.”
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. Most people’s symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease.
In short, a person’s brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less and less dopamine, a person has less and less ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions.
Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal. However, complications from the disease are serious; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th top cause of death in the United States.
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.
Please help us raise awareness and help those afflicted with Parkinson Disease.
To Learn More:
Visit www.parkinson.org to learn more about how you can help raise awareness.
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