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How Did You Celebrate Parkinson ’ s Awareness Month ?

Our social community is a constant source of inspiration . Here are just a few of the ways people with Parkinson ’ s and their loved ones celebrated # ParkinsonsAwareness month in April :
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DEBBIE L .
“ I am a councilman in Jackson , NJ . I created a proclamation declaring April Parkinson ’ s Awareness Month and read it publicly at the last town meeting . I also told everyone I was diagnosed with PD 2 1 / 2 years ago .”
“ I helped the NYC Team Fox Young Professionals host an event at my office and also hosted a paint and wine event with my Team Fox running group .”
“ I participated in research for PD … gave blood and passed a scan for genetics research .”
“ Made a donation for research . Our daughter got married April 1 and instead of gifts , she asked for donations to The Michael J . Fox Foundation . My husband has Parkinson ’ s disease . It didn ’ t stop him from walking her down the aisle and dancing the night away .”

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At The Michael J . Fox Foundation ( MJFF ), we ’ re determined to help you navigate to the engagement opportunities that work best for you . Whether you participate in clinical trials , contribute data through online portals and wearables , advocate for public policy or host a community event in your hometown — everyone can take part and help us end Parkinson ’ s disease .
MJFF Community Ambassadors apply their skills and passions to activate their family and friends to help speed a cure . Learn how you can join this network and receive access to tools and resources to help get you started . Visit michaeljfox . org / community to fill out an interest form .
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