There are more than 10 million people worldwide diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. How many are women? What is the average age women are diagnosed? How do women react differently to medication than men? There are no clear answers. We need answers.
And so we started the Women's Parkinson's Project to raise our voices for better treatment and research for women with Parkinson’s disease.
OUR key goals
Sharing stories is an instinctual part of what we do and how we connect. Sharing our stories means raising our voices.
Building a network of women who understand one another and can support one another is vital.
Taking time for ourselves is the quickest way to maintaining a healthy life with Parkinson's.
Sharing our stories is advocacy.
Sharing our stories is empowerment.
Sharing our stories can make change.
Sharing our stories is advocacy. Not only for Parkinson’s Disease, but for other sister diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Lewy Body Dementia.
We cannot find a cure in a silo. So we raise our voices for our cause and for our sister causes. There are wonderful organizations doing amazing work. There are women sharing their stories in such empowering ways. We value those organizations immensely. But we noticed there is no one place that is dedicated to sharing the stories of women in the way we want to. And so here we are.