World Parkinson’s Day 2018

This World Parkinson’s Day join the global Parkinson’s community and #UniteForParkinsons.

World Parkinson’s Day 2018 (11 April) is just around the corner. This year the #UniteForParkinsons campaign will once again bring together Parkinson’s organisations and supporters from around the globe to show the world what Parkinson’s truly is.

This year, we want to reach the broader public and turn #UniteForParkinsons into a bigger, better and more impactful campaign. So, from now until the big day, we are asking as many people with Parkinson’s as possible to:

  • Record a short video using your smartphone, camera or any device
  • Keep it short and simple, and make sure your audio is clear
  • Tell your own story! Show us your world. People need to hear your voice, appreciate your challenges and feel your successes. They need to know how Parkinson’s affects your life today. Tell us: what is the most important thing to you right now?
  • Be honest. Be brave. Be real.
  • Please be aware that your video does not need to be in English – it can be in any language.
  • Once your video is ready, share it – but make sure use the #UniteForParkinsons hashtag. Post it on Facebook, upload it on YouTube, share it on Twitter. Embed it into your personal website or blog, if you have one. Get it out there, so as many people as possible can watch it.

But above all: please remember to share your video again – using the #UniteForParkinsons hashtag – on World Parkinson’s Day, 11 April 2018.

This campaign is not only for people with Parkinson’s. If you are a family member, carer, healthcare professional or somehow involved in the field of Parkinson’s, you can also help spread the word by using the #UniteForParkinsons hashtag and making your own videos showing your support for the campaign. But don’t forget to share your videos and use the #UniteForParkinsons hashtag on 11 April!

In the meantime, if you want to know more, we’d love to hear from you! Please email info@parkinsons.org.nz –we are here to answer any questions you may have.  And don’t forget to check out the campaign website- uniteforparkinsons.org

We look forward to #UniteForParkinsons again on 11 April 2018!

Together we can make a difference.

Watch Parkinson's New Zealand's #UniteForParkinsons video.