Parkinson Society Canada invites Canadians to show their support for more than 100,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease. World Parkinson’s Day is celebrated annually on this day, April 11th, the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, for whom the disease is named. Celebrations across Canada include the sale of fresh tulip, parliamentary proclamations and educational events.
On April 11, 2005, the Red Tulip (the Parkinson Tulip) was launched as the Worldwide Symbol of Parkinson’s disease at the 9th World Parkinson’s disease Day Conference in Luxembourg.
The day is dedicated to advocating for people with Parkinson’s. World Parkinson’s Day increases awareness of Parkinson’s and is intended to spur new research and treatment initiatives. Parkinson Society Canada works to educate the public, particularly during the month of April, Parkinson Awareness Month, by hosting fundraising and awareness events and reaching out to Canadians with Parkinson’s and the general public.
Find out more at www.parkinson.ca.
Get active and register for Parkinson SuperWalk at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca.