Parkinson’s Europe co-founder Lizzie Graham wins World Parkinson Coalition award


Author: Sarah McGrathPublished: 11 May 2023

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Parkinson’s Europe co-founder, Lizzie Graham.

Parkinson’s Europe co-founder Lizzie Graham has won a World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) award for her contribution to the Parkinson’s community.

Lizzie is one of four people set to receive the Robin Elliott Award – which is given out every three years to individuals whose efforts best embody the goals and ethos of the WPC.

She will be presented with the award in a ceremony at the World Parkinson’s Congress, which will be held in Barcelona later this year.

Commenting on the news of Lizzie’s award, Parkinson’s Europe President, Veronica Clark, said: “Lizzie is Lizzie, and we love her for who she is and what she has done for us all – for people with Parkinson’s past and present and, I’m sure, future.”

Lizzie co-founded the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (renamed Parkinson’s Europe last year) in 1992. She has since held several roles within the organisation – including secretary general and executive director.

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