11 April marks World Parkinson’s Day, the highlight of Parkinson’s Awareness Month which aims to raise greater awareness of the condition that affects around 10 million people worldwide. This year we are inviting you to get involved.

Here at Cure Parkinson’s we believe that a cure will only be found through collaboration, and this is central to our work. Over the years, we have played a significant role in bringing together the community to accelerate research into curative treatments, sparking the realisation that not only is a cure possible, it is increasingly probable.

Throughout this World Parkinson’s Awareness Month please join us in encouraging people to learn more about the condition and help to support our research towards a cure. We believe more can be done to eliminate this disease once and for all.

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and it needs to be recognised as an urgent health priority. I hope that this year’s World Parkinson’s Day will be the spark that creates a sense of urgency within international health agencies, governments, and leads to significant investment in to research for treatments that change the progression of Parkinson’s.  It is time to end Parkinson’s

Helen Matthews, Deputy CEO, Cure Parkinson’s

Stay informed

INSIGHT into Parkinson’s – Living Brave 11-13 April

PD Warrior, creators of the world’s most comprehensive rehabilitation program for people with Parkinson’s, is proud to bring the Parkinson’s community the INSIGHT 2022 online global conference.

Book your place now
Our Spring Research Update meeting 4 May

The theme of presentations and discussions will focus around ‘Why diabetes drugs might be an important potential line of treatment for Parkinson’s’.

Book your free place here

Get involved

Clinical trials recruiting

We fund and support clinical trials which seek to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s. Would you like to find out more about how to get involved in research? Find out about the trials that are recruiting as part of our International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT) programme developed in partnership with Van Andel Institute.

Find out more about taking part in research
Join the movement

More than 80 Parkinson’s Disease organisations and thousands of advocates from 83 countries announce the launch of ‘The Spark,’ a new international symbol for Parkinson’s awareness, to increase conversation and public awareness around the world’s fastest growing neurological disease. This World Parkinson’s Day, the alliance are calling on those impacted by the disease to stand up, speak out and unite to end Parkinson’s. People can join the movement by sharing The Spark with friends, family and on social media channels on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Share your spark!

Feel inspired

Our Fundraiser of the Year

Peter Burns from Littlehampton has been named as our 2021 Fundraiser of the Year, alongside his fellow fundraiser and team-mate Vicky Knight. The duo organised and took part in an incredible swimming challenge across the Solent in September 2021, raising over £40,000 for the charity. Why not take inspiration from Peter and Vicky and take on a challenge for Cure Parkinson’s this year.

Find your next challenge
Nominate a researcher: The Tom Isaacs Award

The Tom Isaacs Award was created in memory of former Cure Parkinson’s co-founder and president Tom Isaacs who died in May 2017 aged 49. Cure Parkinson’s and Van Andel Institute annually and jointly present this award to a researcher who has shown the greatest impact on the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and/or has involved people with Parkinson’s in a participatory way in their work.

Nominate your choice of candidate now

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