From the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod:
The Pies for Parkinson’s program is a grassroots awareness campaign rather than a fundraiser or particular event. Across the Cape, our board members and local businesses who have sponsored this program are distributing our pie packages (please see the attached images) to local Councils on Aging, Senior Centers, Fire houses, etc. For example, Rose Digregorio, Parkinson Support Network/APDA board member and Pies for Parkinson’s program creator, will be visiting the Barnstable Newcomers Club on April 25. The packages include information about our organization, the services we provide, a schedule of free educational events for individuals with Parkinson’s and their families, as well as how to reach us should they need information and referral services. We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the program to contact us.
In recognition of National Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April), the Parkinson Support Network, a branch of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to bring Pies for Parkinson’s to the Cape for the second year. We are thankful to Table Talk Pies for supporting this April awareness campaign again this year. We have been supporting the over 2,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease on Cape Cod since 2007. In the eleven years since, PSN has collaborated with health and human service providers, professional organizations and the public to provide access to information for individuals with Parkinson’s and their families. We have offered a variety of educational and wellness programs for our ever growing community, and in joining with the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter in 2015, we gained the capabilities to help even more individuals with PD.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.
With the APDA MA, we are able to provide an Information and Referral Center helpline (800-651-8466) and a website (parkinsoncapecod.org), along with between four or five signature educational programs annually, funding for the Cape Conservatory’s Sing for Joy group, and an annual Fall Fling Social. To learn more about any of these events or programs, please visit parkinsoncapecod.org or call 800-651-8466.
If you would like to host your own Pies for Parkinson’s event to spread awareness about Parkinson’s disease, please contact the APDA MA at 800-651-8466.