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Today, April 11, is World Parkinson's Day

Today, April 11, is World Parkinson's Day

Posted April 11, 2021
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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and today, April 11, is World Parkinson’s Day.

Did you hear Gold FM’s interview with Waihi Parkinson’s sufferer Ian Verrall? Ian talked to Brian Gentil about what it’s like living with Parkinson’s. You can listen to the interview by scrolling down this page where you’ll find it or visit our website here https://www.goldfm.co.nz/blog/2021/04/09/living-with-parkinsons-in-waihi/

As there is no cure for Parkinson’s, this is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and much needed funds to support people with living with the condition, to improve quality of life and to ensure that people live better for longer.

If you would like to show your support for people with Parkinson’s, then please make a donation today!

See https://www.parkinsons.org.nz/ways-give for details

The red tulip became the official symbol of Parkinson’s disease at the 9th World Parkinson’s Disease Day Conference in Luxembourg on April 11, 2005 (although the flower had been associated with Parkinson’s awareness since the early 1980s).