Calendar of Events

Paws for Parkinson’s®️

Parkinson’s International and the Scott County Humane Society are proud to bring this community event with our furry friends next month!

🐾 Join Us for a Fun-Filled Day! 🐾 Enter a Pet Costume Contest, Take a Professional Digital Photo, Test for the AKC Good Citizen Award, Receive a Parkinson’s International Tshirt and a Home-Baked Doggie Treat! All of This Is Included With Your Nominal Donation!

Enjoy a Tasty Lunch From Food Truck & a Country Boy Craft Beverage! Learn How Service/Therapy/Emotional Support Dogs Benefit People With Parkinson’s & Ataxia and the Differences of Each One! Find Out How You Can Help Send Someone to Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress! Hear About Messages of Hope Written On the Wings of an Origami Crane Helping the Parkinson’s Community! Discover How to Receive a Hand Sketched Photo of Your Dog by Sending In Your Favorite Pic! 

We want to raise awareness of how service, therapy, and emotional support dogs play a role for people living with Parkinson’s & Ataxia, as well as the health benefits of having a pet in general. Come on out for a great day in the Bluegrass!

*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]

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Rock on the James Benefit Concert

Rock On The James (ROTJ) is a benefit concert raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the resources available in Northern Kentucky for anyone living with the disease. Founding member and guitarist, Dave Shields, is diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD). 

The event is being held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Southgate House Revival between 6 PM and midnight, located on 111 E. 6th Street in Newport, Kentucky, 41071. Please visit their Facebook page for more information. 

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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. Please visit their website or send an email to to learn more.

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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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