Looking ahead - hopes and plans for 2012

Now the tinsel is packed away, there is a lot to look forward to in 2012 - the year of the London Olympics, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and, of course, Parkinson's Awareness Week 2012.

This year, Parkinson's Awareness Week runs from 16-22 April. Plans are underway to encourage as many people as possible to join us and to help raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson's.

With exciting research plans coming up this year, there are many ways to help us find a cure and improve the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson's. You can get involved in whatever way suits you, whether that's taking part in a research study or joining our Research Support Network.

With overseas adventures, running events like Run Highclere at Highclere Castle (the home of ITV1's 'Downton Abbey') and Party for Parkinson's, there are many way to help fundraise too, to help us in our vital work.

We'll continue to campaign to make sure that people affected by Parkinson's have the services and support they need. To help us make politicians and decision-makers listen, you can write to your MP, join our Campaigns Network or tell us your experiences about the NHS, benefit system or social care.

Let's build on the momentum of 2011. There's still work to do and we need you.

What are your hopes and plans for 2012? Add your thoughts below.


Anonymous said...

I suppose, as a Parkie person, I hope to end 2012 with no increase in my symptoms and still on my "paediatric dose" of sinemet. I think that, 16+ years into this co-habitation of me and Parkinson's it is an unlikely hope. However, I will try to live alongside my condition, not for it, and enjoy meeting and laughing with all the other people in this club, of which we would rather not be members.
I also plan to win a gold medal at the Olympics for rhythmic gymnastics, at which I excel...

Anonymous said...

9 months after the tremor started, I want to stay as fit as I am now with the help of yoga, plenty of exercise and fairly healthy living, and hopefully stay off the drugs for at least another 6 months. I have to live with Parkinson's, I hope others will continue to too.

Anonymous said...

I have started 2012 with a positive attitude after being diagnosed in October 2011 with Parkinson's, I hope to carry on with this outlook and end 2012 with a positive attitude and hopefully no drugs.

Anonymous said...

4 years back i have diagnosed parkinson .now i am running 46 living with high hopes

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