April 11 is World Parkinson's Day, and a moment in time to come together to raise awareness and advance research toward better therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Right now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make real strides toward our shared goal. In fact, there are many ways you can make a difference and form meaningful connections without leaving home:
- Fox Insight: Join The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s online clinical study where people with and without Parkinson's share information that could transform the search for better treatments. Fox Insight has a few one-time surveys open now or in the works to increase understanding around:
- How people with Parkinson’s may be using cannabis to manage symptoms and the associated benefits and risks.
- How certain strategies may improve walking in people with Parkinson’s.
- Coming soon: How COVID-19 is impacting the Parkinson’s community.
- Living in the Moment When the Moment is Unprecedented: Our upcoming Third Thursdays Webinar on April 16 will offer strategies, including mindfulness and meditation, to care for yourself and your loved ones while living with Parkinson’s in a time of uncertainty. Register now.
- Community-hosted virtual events hub: Our grassroots community has always been creative, but their ingenuity and dedication has reached new levels in recent weeks. Check out opportunities to stay connected while apart, including at-home workouts, virtual challenges, 5Ks and more.
- Weekly Facebook Watch Parties: Join us for a shared viewing experience of new Foundation films and some favorites from our archives, and like, comment and react in real time. If you missed our first Watch Party, watch “Friends to Lean On” now and see an exclusive interview with Michael J. Fox and the film’s director.
- Be social: We want to hear from you! Let us know what you’re up to by posting on social media and tagging us in your photos using #TogetherAtHome. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and virtual event information.
While this World Parkinson’s Day looks different, it's clear that action we take today to lift each other up, exchange ideas and stay engaged will work to our advantage when it comes to ending Parkinson's for good.