Moving Forward Together: A Parkinson's Awareness Campaign

In 2021, Wisconsin Parkinson Association launched “Moving Forward Together: A Parkinson’s Awareness Campaign.”

This campaign is designed to connect with the most vulnerable and unreached members of Wisconsin’s Parkinson’s community: those who have recently received a Parkinson’s diagnosis, residents of rural communities, people of color, and all those who love them.

This unique outreach program will bring local education, crucial support, and necessary exercise opportunities to people who need it most.

Why is there a need for this campaign?

Wisconsin Parkinson Association provides hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.

With an estimated 20,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Wisconsin – many in rural areas and communities of color – WPA is here to support all patients, caregivers, and professionals.

Up to 2/3 of the people living with Parkinson’s in Wisconsin are not connected to WPA, and are therefore unable to benefit from WPA’s free programs and services in their area.

These vulnerable members in our community may not know where to turn for help, especially those living in rural areas of our state.

Disproportionately, people of color with Parkinson’s are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

Campaign Goals:

Through collaborations with new and existing organizational partners across Wisconsin and staff outreach:

  • Thousands of new people will understand the valuable resources and opportunities available to them through WPA.
  • The Parkinson’s community in Wisconsin will benefit from leadership and guidance of people of color, rural residents, and those who recently received a Parkinson’s diagnosis. These individuals will help steer WPA’s board, committees, and educational offerings.
  • More people from these underserved groups will benefit from WPA educational programs than ever before.

Want to get involved?

As with everything Wisconsin Parkinson Association does – we need your input! Share your thoughts with us at mail@wiparkinson.org or 414-312-6990. We want to hear from you!

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Wisconsinites living with Parkinson's
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People in the US with Parkinson's
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Support Groups in Wisconsin
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Exercise Groups & Classes in Wisconsin