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Parkinson’s in the news: September

A roundup of Parkinson’s news stories in September

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JK Rowling praised for joining fight against Parkinson’s

The Harry Potter author has donated £15.3m

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Eight must-read books about Parkinson’s

Books for people with Parkinson’s, by people with Parkinson’s

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Comedian Paul Sinha ‘not battling depression’ after Parkinson’s diagnosis

UK quizmaster Paul Sinha responds to claims he is battling depression

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Judas Priest guitarist raises $150,000 for Parkinson’s

Rock guitarist Glenn Tipton thanks fans for their generosity

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One small step for man, one giant leap for Parkinson’s

New study takes Parkinson’s research into space

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ESPN founder reveals 5-year battle with Parkinson’s

Bill Rasmussen shared the news on the ESPN website

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The life and work of John McLean

A tribute to the artist living with Parkinson’s who died last month

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“Friendships are more powerful than any border”

Israel-based blogger Debbie Shapiro shares her diary from WPC 2019

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Angela Merkel sparks health concerns

The German chancellor was seen shaking at a recent event

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‘Chopsticks are not easy for a person with Parkinson’s’

In the third in our series on this year’s World Parkinson Congress (WPC),

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World Parkinson Congress 2019: the travels of ‘Twitchy Woman’

Sharon Krischer shares her diary from the World Parkinson Congress 2019

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World Parkinson Congress 2019: an Irishman in Japan

Joe Lacy shares his diary from the World Parkinson Congress 2019

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Our 5 favourite videos from the WPC 2019 competition

We look at some of this year’s video submissions

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The Empire State Building lights up for World Parkinson’s Day

A snapshot of World Parkinson’s Day around the world

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Insight into Parkinson’s: “I thought it was an old man’s shaky disease”

We talk to speakers at ‘Insight into Parkinson’s’

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Parkinson’s poetry competition sparks emotional response

Thank you for your submissions!

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#UNITED for Parkinson’s: the race is on

“More than just an awareness campaign”

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The future of Parkinson’s and medicinal plants

The Parkinson’s Foundation hosts leading experts

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Parkinson’s in the news: February

A roundup of Parkinson’s news stories in February

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“I hope it empowers people with Parkinson’s to be more open and honest”

Canadian artist Anita Kunz talks Parkinson’s and art

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Remembering Michael J Fox’s cameo at the Oscars

The US actor and activist wowed the Oscars in 2017

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Tickets on sale for ‘Insight into Parkinson’s’ summit 2019

Tickets for the online event are now on sale

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“Sometimes, art can communicate what words cannot”

We spoke to the artist portraying Parkinson’s symptoms

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Sir Billy Connolly: a lifetime of helping others

We revisit the comedy legend's best charity moments

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Did George HW Bush have Parkinson’s?

The former president experienced Parkinson’s-like symptoms

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Mother of schoolgirl who met Sir Billy Connolly “blown away” by daughter’s selflessness

Abby has raised more than UK £1,200 for Parkinson’s

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Seven must-see movies about Parkinson’s

A handpicked Parkinson’s movie watchlist

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Indian Ocean Row 2018: The ‘Parky’ perspective

A look at how Robin fared crossing the ocean

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Indian Ocean Row 2018: the story so far

An update on the four men rowing 3,600 miles for Parkinson’s

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‘M*A*S*H’ star Alan Alda announces he has Parkinson’s

The actor shared the news on a US TV show

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Watch: Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton returns to stage after Parkinson’s diagnosis

The guitarist was back in action at a rock festival in Sweden

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Five incredible feats by people living with Parkinson’s

From 500-mile walks to international tours

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Man with Parkinson’s sets sights on 3,600-mile world record

Robin Buttery will row the length of the Indian Ocean

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Watch: Michael J Fox Foundation pays tribute to Parkinson’s campaigner

Watch the inspirational short film

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Global Parkinson’s song competition

Have your piece performed at the opening ceremony

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#UniteForParkinsons around the world

The 2018 #UniteForParkinsons campaign reaches 8 million

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On World Parkinson’s Day 2018 we #UniteForParkinsons

The world came together to join the #UniteForParkinsons campaign

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John Stapleton: “More Parkinson’s research is needed, full stop”

#UniteForParkinsons: the broadcaster shares his experiences

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Exclusive interview: John Lehr and James Beck of the Parkinson’s Foundation

Meet the Parkinson’s Foundation CEO and Chief Scientific Officer

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“I #UniteForParkinsons because…”

The Parkinson’s community tells us why they #UniteForParkinsons

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Meet the family members who #UniteForParkinsons in support of their loved ones

Parkinson's through the eyes of family members

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#UniteForParkinsons 2018: EPDA and Parkinson’s UK launch this year’s campaign

The EPDA and Parkinson's UK aiming to build on last year's success

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Parkinson’s pilgrimage: hiking the Camino de Santiago for stem cell research

Taking on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to beat Parkinson's

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Singer Neil Diamond and DJ David ‘Kid’ Jensen reveal Parkinson’s diagnoses

High-profile entertainment figures announce Parkinson's diagnosis

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13 famous people you didn’t know had a connection with Parkinson’s

Did you know these famous people had a Parkinson’s connection?

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Watch the global Parkinson’s community pay tribute to Tom Isaacs in music video

VIDEO: ‘Perfect Day’ featuring dozens of people with Parkinson’s

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#UniteForParkinsons campaign wins ‘highly commended’ award

Parkinson’s Life and partners recognised in ‘Best Charity Campaign’ a

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Support Parkinson’s organisations across the world on #GivingTuesday

The Big Give, the MJFF and the APDA to match-fund donations

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Rev Jesse Jackson vows to “use his voice to find a cure” for Parkinson’s

The civil rights leader reflects on his Parkinson’s diagnosis

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Every step counts: New York Unity Walk raises more than $1m for Parkinson’s

Twenty-third edition of world’s largest Unity Walk attracts 10,000

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2017: global celebrations

Read our round-up: from Hungary to Nepal, Brazil to Kuwait

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Australian Prime Minister backs #UniteForParkinsons as campaign goes viral

Hashtag trending on Twitter on World Parkinson’s Day

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Me at my best

People with Parkinson’s are much more than their disease

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Thousands of campaigners from 170 countries set to #UniteForParkinsons

The campaign receives endorsement in European Parliament

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Billy Connolly’s best Comic Relief moments

After his emotional appeal, we look at Billy's top fundraising moments

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Michael J Fox inspires Parkinson’s community with Oscars appearance

Parkinson’s community takes to social media to express admiration for Fox

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11 landmark moments in the history of Parkinson’s disease

A 200-year timeline of Parkinson’s milestones

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EPDA and Parkinson’s UK launch #UniteForParkinsons campaign

Parkinson’s organisations around the world set to unite on World Parkinso

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Win a free copy of ‘Faces of Parkinson’s’ book by sharing #UniteForParkinsons

Competition time! Spread the word about #UniteForParkinsons on social media

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Couple donates life savings to $1.5m expansion of Parkinson’s centre

Find out why a couple has donated $500,000 to a speech therapy programme

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Is Obama’s ‘Cures Act’ a gamechanger for Parkinson’s treatment?

What does the ‘Cures Act’ mean for people with Parkinson’s?

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Climbing Machu Picchu to conquer Parkinson’s

Trekkers with Parkinson’s raise $120,000 for stem cell study

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Nike Mag auction raises nearly $7m for Parkinson’s cure research

100% of the $6.75m raised by Nike Mag auction will go to MJFF

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Think twice: the deadly risk of fake drugs

Learn how to how to tell a fake pill from a real one

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Michael J Fox’s ‘Back to the Future’ Nike shoes to help speed a cure for Parkinson’s

Enter the raffle for $10 – all proceeds go towards research

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5 inspirational moments from the World Parkinson Congress 2016

More than 4,600 people from 67 different countries came together in Portlan

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Muhammad Ali’s daughter: “Dad, you are a pearl embedded in the oyster of life”

WPC highlights: May May Ali and Brian Grant at the opening ceremony

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Tour de Fox 2016 cycling series raises nearly $1m for Parkinson’s

More than 5,700 individual donors supported the 2016 series

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What to expect: the fourth World Parkinson Congress

We take a look at what you can expect in Portland

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Epic 105km swim for Parkinson’s could be new world record

My job was to swim and eat – the crew did everything else

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‘Why Google must change its image of Parkinson’s disease’

Campaign to replace the image of an old, frail Parkinson’s patient

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National Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation complete merger

New organisation hopes to “champion a better future”

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6 of the world’s biggest Parkinson’s fundraising walks

Get walking for Parkinson’s in events around the world

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Red Balloon Project

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Thousands release red balloons to highlight chronic pain in Parkinson’s

Join the social media campaign to raise awareness of chronic pain

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Michael J Fox Foundation Tour de Fox Series 2016

Registration for the Team Fox summer 2016 cycle series now open

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Women worldwide pose in their heels for Parkinson’s awareness

Young onset PD awareness campaign ‘Heels On Head Up’

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How the world is commemorating Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2016 round-up

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MJFF PAN merge

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Fox Foundation’s new public policy unit will be “unified voice” for Parkinson’s

New merger deal to “advance key public policy priorities”

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13-year-old redesigns Parkinson’s tulip, the international symbol of the condition

Winning design for Parkinson’s awareness T-shirt announced

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Love creating art? Here’s your chance to help raise awareness on World PD Day

Enter this art competition to commemorate World Parkinson’s Day

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SURVEY-2016-WINNERS

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Parkinson’s Life Reader Survey: find out if you’re a winner

Thank you for your feedback – competition winners announced!

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World Parkinson’s Congress 2016: travel grant applications now open

Financial support available for attendees travelling to WPC 2016

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Astronaut in space tweets praise to the delight of Parkinson’s painter

Painter is over the moon to receive recognition from astronaut

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Sign up to be part of ‘world-first’ global health study into Parkinson’s disease

Innovative smartphone app to gather data for global health study

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Watch this amazing video of first Parkinson’s treatments from 1963

Uncovered: 50-year-old footage of earliest Parkinson’s treatment

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Take the Parkinson’s Life survey for a chance to win!

Parkinson’s Life 2016 Survey: tell us what you think

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NBA basketball star with Parkinson’s launches innovative global project

NBA star Brian Grant to inspire global community to exercise

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John McEnroe: “I know we’ll reach a future without Parkinson’s”

Tennis legend John McEnroe shows support for Parkinson’s patients

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An update on the Parkinson’s 100 Challenge: Dom’s Duathlon

After bouncing back from injury, we hear from one proud challenger

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‘Back To The Future’ sneakers to raise millions for Parkinson’s research

Nike will donate money raised from new limited edition sneakers

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WPC Scientific Update 2015: the low-down on latest advances

Webcast gives free access to pioneering Parkinson's science

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Australian campaigners get moving for Parkinson’s

Thousands in Australia get set for one of the biggest events of the year

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Online video campaign ‘gives life’ to powerful Parkinson’s stories

Campaign calling for inspiring video testimonials from patients

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Patients in video tribute to ‘knockout’ Ali Center

Patients pay tribute to 'knockout' Parkinson's treatment centre

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Parkinson's 100 Challenge

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Join the Parkinson’s 100 Challenge – to raise €50,000

Are you ready to take the Parkinson's 100 Challenge?

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Campaigners living with Parkinson’s invited to apply for US$20,000 award

2015 Bakken Invitation Award open for entries

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Fundraising brothers complete epic bike ride from Hannover to Istanbul

Two brothers raise €16,000 for research with 4,000km ride

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Another mountain to climb: campaigners set for Etna expedition

Fighting Parkinson’s up the world’s highest peaks

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MUSIC VIDEO: Mitch Faile, the next Parkinson’s popstar?

The anthem people with Parkinson’s have been waiting for

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Dutch pioneers take their vision of Parkinson’s healthcare to US

ParkinsonNet signs initial agreement to build US network

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Dr Parkinson’s birthday – a date to remember

A look back at World Parkinson’s Disease Day through the years

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Teenager raises over $40,000 for Parkinson’s research

Jenna Sigurdson, 13, raised more than $40,000 for research into Parkinson's

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Rock and stroll in NYC – US Unity Walk

Thousands to join Michael J Fox and May May Ali at US Unity Walk

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