It’s time to lift the lid off Parkinson’s!
Apr. 06, 2023
Imagine not being able to walk through a doorway, stopping in your tracks, your feet not moving no matter how much you will them to. Or being unable to walk as your toes claw. Or losing your ability to write.
Parkinson’s is much more than a tremor. In fact, there are around 40 motor and non-motor symptoms that can be experienced.
Fight Parkinson’s is determined to lift the lid off Parkinson’s and increase awareness and understanding for the more than 219,000 Australians (57,000 Victorians) living with Parkinson’s, the world’s fastest growing neurological disease.
Fight Parkinson’s has chosen Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April) to launch a new campaign that shines a light on some of the hidden impacts of living with Parkinson’s.
Twelve men and women, aged from 40 to 86, are fronting the Lift the Lid off Parkinson’s campaign. Their personal impacts will be shared across April to raise awareness of the disease and the wide range of motor and non-motor symptoms that can be experienced.
“Our community wants to lift their voices and the profile of Parkinson’s. That’s why we are coming together to lift the lid off Parkinson’s,” Ms Collin said.
“We want to ensure greater understanding of the deep impact of Parkinson’s that goes beyond shaking so the disease is taken seriously by decision makers, and to help reduce the stigma associated with some of the symptoms,” she said.
Here's how you can lift the lid off Parkinson's:
Tag your network to help build understanding of Parkinson's.
Tag your network to help lift the lid off Parkinson’s by sharing your story to help build awareness of the condition.
Download this sticker and forward it to your networks.
If you're a social media user, use your social pages to share your story of living with Parkinson’s. Share photos of you tagging, giving a sticker and increasing awareness of how Parkinson's impacts you and your family. Use the hashtag #fightparkinsons and you'll be added to our Lift the lid off Parkinson's gallery of community being tagged.
Subscribe to stay informed.
Subscribe to stay informed and we'll send you a Lift the lid off Parkinson's sticker. Wear it with pride or tag someone else to start a conversation about the impact of living with Parkinson's.
Donate to the Parkinson's community.
To continue this work, we need your support. With your generous support, people living with Parkinson's have access to comprehensive, relevant and flexible services encouraging independence and quality of life.
Gallery of community tagging others to lift the lid off Parkinson's.
Share your photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Let us know who you tagged to help lift the lid off Parkinson’s by:
- Calling our office to share your story – (03) 8809 0400.
- Emailing us – email@example.com
- Tagging us on your social pages - #fightparkinsons.