Bluebird Care Trafford is supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017

Published: 22/05/2019

It's Parkinson's Awareness Week 2017 from 10-16 April and we're joining the fight to raise funds to help people with Parkinson's in Trafford and beyond. 

We’re very pleased to be supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017, an annual campaign run by Parkinson’s UK, from 10-16 April.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Without dopamine, a person’s movement becomes restricted and it takes longer to do things. Whilst the disease doesn’t directly cause death, Parkinson’s symptoms get worse over time.

Parkinson’s disease currently has no cure and it’s still unknown why people develop the condition. Around 127,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s, that’s 1 in every 500 people in the UK.

Fighting to find a cure

The last major treatment breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease was over 50 years ago with a drug discovery. This drug doesn’t stop, reverse or slow the condition or its symptoms down. The drugs only mask the condition and bring with them extreme side effects.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week is organised by Parkinson’s UK, a UK charity driving better care, treatments and quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK provides expert information and funds ground-breaking research into better understanding of the disease and the search for a cure.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017 aims to increase our awareness of Parkinson’s disease and raise funds for much-needed research. We're helping to spread the message across our community and encourage people to take part in asking raising funds to help fight Parkinson's in Trafford and beyond.

Amy Stone, Operations Manager of Bluebird Care Trafford says:

“It’s vital to us at Bluebird Care Trafford to support campaigns such as Parkinson’s Awareness Week. It’s a condition some of our customers are living with. We’d encourage everyone in Trafford to take part and support local fundraising activities to help fund Parkinson’s UK’s amazing research.”

Visit the Parkinson’s UK website, to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.