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The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is calling upon communities around the US to join the team working to #EndParkinsons during April’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month. PDF urges people with Parkinson’s, their loved ones, scientists and health professionals, all of whom are critical to ending the disease, to take an active role this April by using the #EndParkinsons toolkit, available at

Parkinson's Awareness Month 2016 Image/Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2016
Image/Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

PDF estimates that seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. While there is promising research, there is currently no cure. PDF is mobilizing a diverse team that includes scientists, health professionals and people impacted by Parkinson’s, to find one. The PDF #EndParkinsons campaign recognizes the important contributions of all team members and empowers them to take an active role in creating a world without Parkinson’s disease.

“During April, we can make the world take notice of Parkinson’s, but we cannot do it alone,” said Karen Smith of Evansville, IN, Vice Chair of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. “I urge my fellow patient advocates, their families and the scientists and health professionals in the field, to join the team by utilizing PDF’s free resources. We need your help, whether it is by hanging a free poster or educating your community, to bring us closer to a cure.”

The community is invited to use the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s free toolkit to:

“At PDF, we know that ending Parkinson’s disease is a team effort,” said PDF President Robin Anthony Elliott. “We need the scientists who are so diligently seeking new treatments and cures; we need the health professionals who are improving lives on the front lines each and every day; and we need the people with Parkinson’s and those who love them, who are advocating to move the cause forward. Together, we can end Parkinson’s disease.”

To order tools from the PDF #EndParkinsons campaign, including a free poster, tree ribbon and social media badge, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676 or or visit Stay tuned to daily happenings during Parkinson’s Awareness Month by following PDF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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  1. My name Douglas Christmann from England, Oxford,UK …Parkinson disease has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to Parkinson and it is so much pain have not been able to get over. As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure for Parkinson disease and the cost for Medication is very expensive..Someone introduced me to a herbal doctor(Native Medical Practitioner)in oxford..I showed the man all my Tests and Results and i told him i have already diagnosed with Parkinson disease and i have spent thousands of dollars on medication..I said i will like to try him cos someone introduced me to him..He asked me sorts of questions and i answered him correctly..To cut the story short,He gave me some medicinal soaps and some herbs(i have forgot the name he called them) and he thought me how am gonna use them all..At first i was skeptical but i just gave it a try..I was on his Medication for 2 weeks and i used all the soaps and herbs according to his prescription.. that he will finish the rest himself..and i called him 3 days after, i arrived and i told him what is the next thing..he said,he has been expecting my call.. he told me to visit my doctor for another test..Honestly speaking, i never believe all he was saying until after the test when my doctor mention the statement that am Parkinson disease negative and the doctor started asking me how do i do it….If you are out ther suffering from this deadly disease you can also contact him via email:, i believe he can also be of help to you.

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