Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and its prevalence has been projected to double over the next 20 years. Make our voices heard! Become a PD Avenger! It only takes you 2 minutes and a few clicks.
Here is why it matters:
🔴 Worldwide 10 MILLION people live with Parkinson’s
🔴 50 MILLION people live with the burden personally, or through a loved one
🔴 One in 15 people alive today will get Parkinson’s. The disease is found everywhere in the world. In almost every region the rate of Parkinson’s is increasing
🔴 Over the past 25 years, the number of people with Parkinson’s has doubled, and experts are predicting it will double again by 2040
🔴 The economic impact of the disease is disastrous for many individuals and their families
We have been quiet for too long. It’s time to act.
The PD Avengers is not a charity and they’re not looking for money. They are not trying to replace the work done by charities and health professionals across the world. Simply, they are looking to bring their collective voices together to demand change in how the disease is seen and treated.
Originally inspired by the book, “Ending Parkinson’s Disease,” The PD Avengers believe that more can and must be done. The 10 million people diagnosed worldwide, their families and friends who are impacted by this relentless condition deserve more.
Take action. Now!
Joining PD Avengers costs nothing, but ending the disease would be priceless for so many.
- Hello World!
- Action Alert
- GDNF: The Ongoing Controversy
- Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Origin Story
- Our Partners
- Parkinson’s Agenda 2030
- Reflecting on Inequality
- Seven Reasons Why
- Sparks of Experience
- The GDNF Journey
- The Past, Present and Future of Parkinson’s
- Together We Are Stronger
- WEBINAR: The Case for Open Science Drug Development
- What will a cure for Parkinson’s look like?
- Where James Isn’t — WPC Blog
- Why 50 Million Voices?
- Why am I a PD Avenger?
- Why it’s time to get digital
- No More Silence