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Paws for Parkinson’s®️

We’re proud to bring this event that includes our furry friends to Georgetown, KY next month! Bringing awareness of the way service, therapy, and emotional support dogs play a part for people living with Parkinson’s and Ataxia, as well as the benefits of having a pet in general, are the main goal.


🐾  Join Us for a Fun-Filled Day!  🐾

Enjoy a Pet Costume Contest, Take a Professional Photo of Your Pet (with/without you), Test for the AKC Good Citizen Award and Receive a Home-Baked Doggie Treat! All of This Will Be Included With Your Nominal Donation! 


You Will Also Learn How Service/Therapy/Emotional Support Dogs Benefit People With Parkinson’s & Ataxia and the Differences of Each One in Our Resource Booth! Discover How You Can Help Send Someone to Kyoto, Japan With the World Parkinson Congress! Learn How to Receive a Hand Sketched Photo of Your Dog by Sending Your Favorite Picture!


If you know of anyone around the Lexington/Cincinnati/Louisville area that may be interested in helping, please let us know. “Many hands make light work!” [John Heywood]

5th World Parkinson Congress

Are you interested in attending the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto, Japan next year? Would you like to attend workshops and learn up-to-date research data and treatment options? There are people around the world ready to help you safely & comfortably travel. Melissa Rehm, KY/USA, is proud to be a WPC2019 Delegate Leader and help anyone that’s interested in traveling there.


The award winning World Parkinson Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives related to Parkinson's Disease. By bringing physicians, scientists, allied health professionals, care partners, and most uniquely, People with Parkinson's (PwP's) together, it is their hope to create a worldwide dialogue that will help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating disease until a cure is found.


The WPC2019 will be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 4-7, 2019. Send an email to melissa@parkintl.org to learn more.






April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month (USA)

U.S. Senate and Local Governments Recognize April as Parkinson's Awareness Month. On Tuesday April 25, the United States Senate formally declared April 2017 Parkinson's Awareness Month, bringing attention to the disease and the needs of patients.






April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson's Day is supported by the European Parkinson's Disease Association. The aim of Parkinson's Awareness Day is to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease, promoting a greater understanding of this condition and how it can affect a person.






Parkinson’s Awareness Week (U.K.) is April 9th - 15th

Parkinson's Awareness Week is an annual opportunity to come together and raise awareness of Parkinson's across the UK.






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