The United States Senate has declared April Parkinsonís Awareness Month with a resolution introduced by the Senate co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinsonís disease ó Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Mark Udall (D-CO). †The resolution commends the Parkinsonís community for its work toward improving the quality of life of the more than 1 million people in the United States living with Parkinsonís disease.
According to The Parkinsonís Action Network (PAN), Sen. Stabenow led the resolutionís introduction saying, ďParkinson's disease affects millions of Americans and their families, and we must continue to support medical research that can lead to breakthrough treatments. With this month, we honor those who live with this terrible disease and their families as we work tirelessly to find a cure for Parkinson's.Ē
The federal resolution is partly a result of advocates working with their local communities to raise awareness through local proclamations and resolutions to establish Parkinsonís Awareness Month on a local and state level.
Learn more about how you can help to move policies forward by visiting the PAN website.