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In Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient, Dr. Alice Lazzarini realizes the unthinkable – she is developing symptoms of the very disease she spent years researching: Parkinson’s.
This inspiring memoir will make you laugh, cry and cheer as Dr. Lazzarini embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and experiences the race toward the development of new treatments with an additional sense of urgency.
This month, APDA launched a new PSA, “Live with Optimism,”
nationwide. This exciting new initiative was developed
to raise awareness and critical funds that will continue to
Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for the 1 million
people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease.
We hope you will take a moment to watch this important PSA
and share it with all your friends and family.
Your story can mean the world to others!
Regardless of your connection to Parkinson’s disease,
it could well be your personal journey that touches
another person and ignites a sense of Optimism.
Often we are most inspired when we see
something of ourselves in another person’s story.Please take a moment to
share with the Parkinson’s community
what makes you Optimistic
and give the gift of hope to others that a life
filled with dignity and Optimism is possible.
Are you interested in becoming more involved?
Whether you are living with PD, know someone
who is, or just want to support a good cause...
Get involved and live with optimism.
This holiday season, shop for gifts that give back!
APDA will receive 30% of the proceeds from Luxe Studio’s exclusive APDA Optimism Jewelry Collection.
Cast Paper Art will donate $3 to APDA from every package of Hope Ornaments sold. These special ornaments are made with wildflower seeds and can be planted; they bloom into a perennial garden!
And you can shop more than 1200 stores online and give back to APDA by signing up at http://www.shopapda.org/.
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Your support today will bring Optimism to more than 1 million individuals and families impacted by Parkinson's disease.
First Steps Towards a Vaccine for Parkinson's disease
by Alice Lazzarini, PhD
On July 31st, the Austrian biotech company, AFFiRiS AG announced the results of an early-stage trial of a vaccine intended to treat Parkinson’s disease. This is the first such study in Parkinson’s, although there has been work with similar strategies in Alzheimer disease.
Read more here
Meet APDA’s Research Grant Awardees
APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding in 2014/15 APDA is pleased to present a synopsis of this year’s awards to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs.
December 16, 2014 – The Parkinson’s Disease Public
Awareness and Education Act (A-2576) was signed
into law by New Jersey State Governor,
Chris Christie, December 11, 2014.
October 23, 2014 - From Parkinson's Researcher to
Parkinson's Patient - Generously giving back to
support the American Parkinson Disease Association
APDA congratulates Scientific
Advisory Board member
on receiving the Lasker Award
for pioneering research
in Parkinson's disease
Read more here
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