The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation’s “Light up Canada for World Parkinson’s Day” campaign on
April 11 is an effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and ways to make lives better for
people with PD. Several cities across the country will light up buildings, bridges, towers and waterfalls in
red to acknowledge this important day.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease of the brain that impacts almost every aspect of daily living including: movement, mood, speech, ability to smell, eating and drinking, sleep, and can cause cognitive changes. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. Over 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease. Everyday in Canada, 25 new people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s…