Parkinson’s Disease Community Unites to Find a Cure at the 15th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk
First Ever Virtual Parkinson’s Unity Walk Launched to Expand Participation and Donations
“This year’s Walk is a special one — it
Together, the Parkinson’s Unity Walk and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the proud partner and premier sponsor for the ninth year, continue to support Parkinson’s disease awareness and partner in the development of needed tools. Understanding that, given the current economic climate, many people who want to attend the event in Central Park this year may not be able to do so, the pair teamed up to create the first ever Virtual Parkinson’s Unity Walk. This year, participants can walk virtually with the thousands of others who will be walking in Central Park, by signing up at www.unitywalk.org. The website includes an interactive map of
“The Parkinson’s Unity Walk provides the perfect opportunity for Boehringer Ingelheim to continue our commitment to helping those who are touched by Parkinson’s gain the resources they need to help manage the condition. We are thrilled to be in our ninth year as proud partner and premier sponsor of the Walk,” commented
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, the organization is asking donors to consider “stepping it up” by increasing their donations by
“The Unity Walk inspires a spirit of renewed hope for everyone connected to Parkinson’s disease,” said
The Unity Walk is also expected to draw impromptu attendance from celebrity supporters. To receive more information on Parkinson’s disease, the raffle and give-a-ways, and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, or to lend support and donate, please visit www.unitywalk.org or call 1-866-PUW-WALK (789-9255).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic neurological disorder in older adults after Alzheimer’s, affecting approximately one percent of people over age 60. Approximately 15 percent of patients develop Parkinson’s disease before the age of 50. Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms include tremor, muscle rigidity, slowed motion, shuffling gait, and a loss of facial expression. The symptoms vary from patient to patient, but become more severe over time.
About Parkinson’s Unity Walk
Founded in 1994 by
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