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Since 1969, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) has served to empower the Parkinson’s community by providing resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.

Every year, we dedicate the month of April to raising awareness of the unique experiences of people with Parkinson's, and the needs of our community. April Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage the public in expanding their understanding of Parkinson's, and the profound effects it has on the lives of over 13,000 British Columbians living with the disease.

This April, we want to spread the message that Parkinson's is more than a tremorThe disease can affect all aspects of one's life, and there is no cure.

Our 2020 campaign highlights: 

  • Personal journeys shared by people with Parkinson's, their families, and carepartners.
  • The ambiguity of Parkinson's, and the uniqueness of each individual's symptoms, experiences, and disease progression.
  • Advocacy issues affecting the Parkinson's community across British Columbia. 

In recognition of Parkinson's Awareness Month, and World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, we are encouraging individuals affected by the disease to share their experiences through our #MoreThanATremor campaign.

While most people have heard of Parkinson's disease, the breadth of symptoms experienced, and ripple effect the disease has on friends, family, and the healthcare system, are lesser understood. With approximately 13,000 people affected by the condition, Parkinson's is the second most common neurological disorder after Alzheimer's - yet it receives considerably less attention.

Read our fact sheet to learn more about Parkinson's disease and PSBC.

Community Partners

Show your support for our campaign and lend your platform to become a community partner this April Awareness Month. Organizations and businesses interested in taking part can do so in a number of ways. Community partners will be recognized in our newsletters, on our website, and on social media. For more information on how you can get involved, read on below.

Landmark Lighting

In recognition of World Parkinson’s Day this April 11, Parkinson Society British Columbia is partnering with landmarks and facilities across the province to light up for Parkinson’s awareness. We invite all interested organizations and businesses to show their support for over 13,000 British Columbians living with Parkinson’s, and help spread the message that no one is alone in their journey with this disease.

Please consider lighting up your facility or landmark in teal and magenta this April 11 to signify the colours of our community as represented by Parkinson Society BC.

Sponsorship & Advertising

Give the gift of support by sponsoring or donating an advertising opportunity on World Parkinson's Day, April 11. Parkinson Society British Columbia relies on the generosity of our donors to fund our public awareness and advocacy efforts. By donating an advertising space, you can help us raise support and awareness for the Parkinson's community across BC.

Volunteering

Parkinson Society BC relies on the generosity and dedication of volunteers across the province. This April Awareness Month, consider volunteering your time to put up posters in your community, host an informational booth at a local mall or library, or raise funds for the Society and its network of over 55 support groups across British Columbia.

Social Media

Help us spread the word by sharing our posts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Throughout the month of April, we will be releasing stories, photos, and videos as part of our public awareness campaign. Show your support by using our hashtag, #MoreThanATremor! Stay tuned to see our posts.

 

Interested in offering your support? Please contact:
Kat Perez
Community Engagement Assistant
kperez@parkinson.bc.ca | 1-800-668-3330


2019 Coverage
  • Landmark lights for World Parkinson's Day
    Facebook post, April 11, 2019 [view photos]

  • Research status report on World Parkinson's Day
    Global BC News, April 11, 2019 [view video]

  • The Challenges of Living with Parkinson's with Peggy Mutch
    Global BC Morning News, April 11, 2019 [view video]

  • April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
    The Simi Sara Show, April 9, 2019 [listen]


Thank you to our Community Partners

Landmark Lighting

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  • Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver
  • Leckie Building, Vancouver
  • Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
  • Victoria Street Bridge, Trail
  • Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, Dawson Creek
  • Centennial Park stage & park lamp posts, Fort St. John
  • Steamship Terminal Building, Victoria 

Radio Advertising

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  • Mountain FM - Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Sunshine Coast District


If you have questions or comments about #MoreThanATremor or any of PSBC's awareness activities, please contact:

Jovana Vranic
Marketing & Communications Senior Coordinator
jvranic@parkinson.bc.ca | 1-800-668-3330
Alicia Wrobel
Senior Manager, 
Resource Development & Communications
awrobel@parkinson.bc.ca | 1-800-668-3330