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(NC)—Imagine waking up every morning and knowing you will experience tremors, slowness, stiffness, impaired balance, difficulty walking, trouble writing, fatigue and weakness. That’s what faces nearly 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s every day. Movement in the body is normally controlled by a chemical, dopamine, which carries signals along the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear. Medication can lessen these symptoms but currently there is no cure for this progressive, neurodegenerative disease.
Parkinson Society Canada and its regional partners across the country are committed to easing the burden and finding a cure by:
Give the Parkinson gift of hope today – buy tulips in April, participate in SuperWalk every September, and support fundraising activities year-round in your community. To reach Parkinson Society Canada call 1-800-565-3000 or visit Parkinson Society Canada.