Every April, the Parkinson's Foundation engages the global Parkinson's community to support Parkinson's Awareness Month to increase awareness about the ailment and its symptoms, as well as to support victims. To support this awareness campaign, Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre and South Liverpool Treatment Centre were lit up blue.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that affects the way a person moves. The disease develops slowly over time and causes a gradual loss of control over one’s movements. Parkinson’s affects people of all ages, but it is most common in older adults.
By lighting up our centres blue for Parkinson's we increase awareness about the disease. Increased awareness is crucial to improving understanding and reducing stigma. This includes educating people about the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the available treatments, and the challenges faced by people living with the disease. It also involves supporting research efforts to better understand the causes and progression of Parkinson’s and develop more effective treatments.