Parkinson's Awareness Month was a Success!

April 30, 2018

 

Parkinson's Awareness Month has come to an end...but that doesn't mean the support and awareness should.  Parkinson disease and Parkinson's Plus Syndromes affect individuals and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It doesn't stop; and neither will we!

 

Parkinson Association of Alberta will continue to be the ONLY charitable organization in Alberta providing the support services (like free supportive counselling), education (like our upcoming Hope Conference), programs (like exercise, boxing, dance, voice, etc), and advocacy key to living well with Parkinson's today.  We will also continue to prepare for a brighter tomorrow by funding vital research!

 

The entire month of April was a busy and engaging one with 35 support groups, multiple media appearances, the lighting up of bridges and a building, and a visit to the Alberta Legislature.  View some of the highlights below:

MEDIA

Click on the following to be taken directly to the press PAA received.

 
We also made an appearance on CTV Noon News out of Calgary and CTV Morning News out of Edmonton, however the online clips are no longer available for public viewing.
        
Parkinson Association of Alberta had both tv (CTV Calgary & Edmonton) and radio (Virgin Radio Calgary & Edmonton) ads running April 2 - 8.
 
Not Parkinson's Awareness Month, but still good press was the following about Hope Conference from the Spruce Grove Examiner

 

SHINING BRIGHTLY

Thank you to everyone who came out in both Calgary and Edmonton on a chilly World Parkinson's Day evening as both bridges and a building were lit up in recognition.  In Calgary, Reconciliation Bridge was lit in PAA blue.  In Edmonton the ATB Building was lit up in our Step 'n Stride colors.  Unfortunately (on many levels) the lighting of Edmonton's High Level Bridge in PAA blue was postponed to light the bridge green in honor of the tragedy with the Humboldt Broncos that had taken place a few days earlier.  (The High Level Bridge picture to the right is from 2016)

 

 

PAA AT THE ALBERTA LEGISLATURE

April 11 was World Parkinson's Day and PAA was once again privileged to be invited to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for formal recognition. This year PAA was also invited for a meet and greet with the Health Minister's Office. Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne welcomed the group and read out an official declaration declaring April 11th World Parkinson's Day in Alberta.

 

Parkinson's doesn't stop;and neither will we.  Tens of thousands of Albertans living with and affected by Parkinson disease need our help and support.  You can help us, help them.


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