10 April 2017
Parkinson’s Awareness Week runs this week (10-16 April) and focuses on the urgent need for funding to unlock the next step of research developments into the condition.
The We Won’t Wait campaign highlights the fact that levodopa, the main drug used in treating the condition, hasn’t changed in 50 years, with no current medication available to slow down or stop the condition’s spread.
The first in a series of campaign videos features Donna, the third generation of women in her family to have Parkinson’s, with both her mother and grandmother diagnosed before her. Donna is committed to supporting research into the condition to find a cure, as she worries for her own daughter’s potential future diagnosis.
The Parkinson’s UK ‘#WeWontWait’ campaign aims to raise essential funds and awareness that will drive forward developments in Parkinson’s research and will hopefully help find more effective treatments that are desperately needed for the 127,000 people currently living with the condition.
Last week Parkinson’s UK unveiled its improvements to donor journeys on its website, designed to make it easier for donors to give.