Last week I received a mysterious message from Larry Gifford, host of the podcast “When Life Gives You Parkinson’s”. Would I like to join him, along with other luminaries in the Parkinson’s world plotting the ENDGAME for Parkinson’s. This global alliance of advocates have pledged to take united actions towards ending Parkinson’s and they need me to join them.
Inspired by the recently published book, Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action, a group of advocates have pledged to work with the authors of the book by creating PD Avengers.
He went on to say that I was identified as an advocate who is ready activate my personal super powers to aid in uniting 50 million voices to prove Parkinson’s matters and build a real urgency to end Parkinson’s. The group is targeting leaders in the PD space to join forces with them prior to going fully public around World Brain Day on July 22, 2020. At that time, we’ll begin more public recruiting efforts.
So Larry, you really know how to get people to join your mission. You had me at activating my personal super powers. Wow! Does that come with an iconic costume? I think Wonder Woman’s tiara would be nice, along with those cool wrist bracelets. Talk about having super powers.
Last Monday, there was a Zoom meeting with a number of recruits waiting to be admitted into this “super power” group. We learned that the ultimate goal is to unite 50 million voices to prove Parkinson’s matters and build a real urgency to end Parkinson’s. We were an important part of making this happen, by reaching out to our networks and inviting People with Parkinson’s (PwP’s) and their families and friends who are impacted by Parkinson’s. After all, there are only about 10 million PwP’s now, but if each of us invites 4 other people, we will be a force to be reckoned with. We need our number of advocates we can build urgency for prevention and a cure, much as the AIDs community did in the 1980’s-1990’s.
So this is where all of you come in. Go to their Facebook Page PD Avengers and sign on to this very important mission. All of the information is there. I am giving you just their Vision and their Mission here:
- We are inspired by and work in partnership with the authors of the book “Ending Parkinson’s Disease.”
- OUR VISION (Longest Term Goal): Ending Parkinson’s.
- OUR MISSION (3 to 5 Years Goal): Unite 50 million voices to prove Parkinson’s matters and to build a sense of real urgency to end Parkinson’s.
Together we CAN make a difference in the lives of those with PD today and in the future.