KINGSTON, N.J., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 20th Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk is the largest grassroots event for Parkinson's disease; uniting thousands of supporters from across the country in a common goal; to raise awareness and funds to support research for better treatments for Parkinson's disease, and hopefully one day a cure.
"We are making great progress in our understanding of Parkinson's and the funds raised will enable valuable research that will lead to more effective therapies and treatments to enhance the quality of life and one day, hopefully a cure for those who are living with this disease," said Martin Tuchman, Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance, the umbrella organization for the Parkinson's Unity Walk.
"The Unity Walk is also a day of community and education as it provides the opportunity for thousands of participants to visit informational booths of companies and organizations who are working for the Parkinson's community; including information about available therapies, participating in clinical trials, and advocacy. At the Ask the Healthcare Experts booth, participants have access to healthcare professionals who can offer general information on disease management, including a movement disorder specialist, neurosurgeon, and physical therapist," said Carol Walton, Chief Executive Officer of The Parkinson Alliance.
Support from our sponsors allows one hundred percent of donations to go to research funded by seven major U.S. Parkinson's disease foundations. Sponsors include AbbVie, Teva CNS, UCB, US WorldMeds, Boston Scientific INTREPID Study, Chelsea Therapeutics, LSVT Global, Medtronic, and MRI Interventions.
To register/donate, visit www.unitywalk.org or call 866-789-9255.
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects over one million people in the U.S. where approximately 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed each year.
About The Parkinson Alliance
The Parkinson Alliance is a national non-profit organization, dedicated to raising funds to help finance the most promising research to find the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease; and is the umbrella organization for the Parkinson's Unity Walk. Since its inception in 1994, one hundred percent of donations to the Parkinson's Unity Walk have gone to research.
Parkinson's Unity Walk
SOURCE The Parkinson Alliance