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April Is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is a special month!

Every year, Parkinson Association of Alberta raises awareness during Parkinson’s Awareness Month and celebrates the unique experiences and stories of  our community. This year we are especially excited to invite you to join our Circle of Help, beginning with a special video presented by our friends at Bayshore Home Health initiative. We will also launch a text to donate initiative and a collaboration with our friends Century 21 Foothills to promote this very important month.

What is Circle of Help?

The Circle of Help is what we aim to create around Albertans living with and affected by Parkinson disease. At the centre of this initiative is a video, which will provide education and awareness by showcasing unique stories that highlight the ongoing work, care and community support provided by PAA. The video will premier on World Parkinson’s Day –  April 11. The launch of the video broadcast on Global TV and various digital mediums (YouTube, social media and more) will help us share our inspiring message province-wide.

How can you get involved with Parkinson’s Awareness Month?

Despite COVID we have several ways you can participate!

Spread Awareness

This can be as simple as sharing one of our social media posts, or a picture of yourself attending a webinar, program or the Light Up event on Sunday, April 11.  By sharing on social media, you help us reach more people and spread more awareness about this important month!

Educate your self about Parkinson disease.

This is as easy as attending our Parkinson’s 101 webinar on Thursday, April 22. By educating yourself about what Parkinson disease is, helps you support those impacted by the disease and educate others in the community.

Tip: Take a selfie of you attending and tag @ParkinsonAssociationofAlberta or include the hashtag #circleofhelp.

Text to donate or give a gift

We are excited to share that we have a new way to donate! Text HOPE to 80100 to donate $10 or $25 to Parkinson Association of Alberta. Yes, tax receipts are issued for ALL donations, on our behalf, by Mobile Giving Foundation.

You are also welcome to support us by donating online through our website:

What’s happening on World Parkinson’s Day?

On Sunday, April 11 there will be four city light ups in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge. Please visit on the evening on Sunday, April 11 and take a photo to share with us! For full details on where the light ups are in your city, view our Parkinson Awareness Calendar.

As a member of our Parkinson community, you make up the unique voices that we are committed to sharing!