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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: March 25, 2013 11:37 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

Parkinson's disease affects approximately 1 million people in the United States. The average age at onset is 60 years old, yet some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, second only to Alzheimer's disease.

Presently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, and its exact cause still remains unclear. Therefore, it is important that we proclaim April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Continued efforts in research, testing and education are necessary in order to keep advancing toward the discovery of more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease.

Introduced as SR75