April 11 sees World Parkinson’s day, an initiative close to Kat’s heart…
In January this year, Neil Diamond announced that he was ending his 50th anniversary tour early after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and many of his fans donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research. Other famous celebrities, past and present, diagnosed with the condition include Muhammad Ali, Michael J Fox, Bob Hoskins, and Billy Connolly.
My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease around 4 years ago. Until then, like most people, I didn’t know a lot about this degenerative neurological condition, nor how much it would affect not only him, but my whole family, in providing care and support as his disease progressed. There’s currently no cure, and we don’t know what causes the condition, so any funding the charity Parkinson’s UK receives goes towards much-needed research.
World Parkinson’s day is on 11 April, and if you click on this link you’ll see a whole bunch of information on how to get involved, raise awareness, or simply educate yourself on exactly what Parkinson’s UK is all about.
For more information, help and support in any area relating to Parkinson’s disease, check out their website. It’s really very enlightening.