Parkinson's 100 Challenge
Welcome to the Parkinson’s 100 Challenge! For people with Parkinson’s disease, every aspect of their life is affected by this progressive neurological condition, and just going about their daily routine can be the toughest of challenges. And so, over the next few months, the European Parkinson’s Disease Association is looking for at least 100 people across Europe and beyond to take on their own challenge to help raise money to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Whether you get a team of colleagues together, persuade your family and friends to join you or simply want to tick something off from your own bucket list, joining our online team of challengers is easy. Simply spend a few seconds signing up, choose a challenge that excites you, and complete it anywhere and at any time during the next few months. It can be a serious challenge that fulfills a personal ambition (running, cycling, climbing, skydiving or swimming) or just an excuse for fun (hula-hooping, roller-blading or even eating!). For more information on the challenge, visit www.parkinsons100challenge.eu. Why support? Parkinson’s is a complex, progressive and chronic disease that has no cure. One in 500 people are diagnosed and the average age of onset is just 58 years old. It can affect anyone, and everyone’s disease journey is different. But we think that Tommy’s son from Norway can explain the disease’s impact on his dad’s life much better than we can: Dad has a chemical missing inside his head. Some people think it hurts, but he says it only hurts on the inside when he isn't able to do what he wants to do, like go to the park and play football with us. Sometimes he can do anything at all, and other times he cannot even eat or walk or talk. It’s like he’s two people, Clark Kent and Superman. By joining the Parkinson’s 100 Challenge, you will help the EPDA: improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their families by removing the hurdles that prevent early and appropriate treatment as well as individualised care champion projects that benefit people with Parkinson’s by working with national disease associations increase political awareness of Parkinson’s as a priority health challenge. Thanks to your generous support, we will be able help thousands of people with Parkinson’s across Europe live a full life. Together, we will unite in the fight against Parkinson’s.