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DECEMBER 2015

VOL. 18 – NO.4

ISSN 1177-0635

Parkinson’s Awareness: Connecting people, changing lives We are really thankful to all of the volunteers who generously gave their time and hearts to collect and help out with events during Parkinson’s Awareness Week (1 to 7 November). This year we were able to spread more information and education about living well with Parkinson’s across New Zealand. One of the key highlights was our partnership with Val Morgan Cinema Network who gave us over $140,000 of donated screen time on over 360 cinema screens for our campaign commercial. The key messages and call to action in the cinema campaign were: • Your brain and body don’t always connect. Making simple tasks feel impossible • Parkinson’s New Zealand - Connecting People, Changing Lives • Please donate to Parkinson’s New Zealand You can view our commercial and media coverage from Parkinson’s Awareness Week on our YouTube channel and there are also links on our website and Facebook and Twitter feeds.

WELLINGTON CITY COUNCILLOR IONA PANNETT COLLECTING

Our Awareness Week is about making great connections and to reinforce the important role Parkinson’s New Zealand has connecting people to support, education and information. We connect people in many different ways. These include connecting people to the right support and exercise groups, helping our donors and funders connect with a great charity that creates a real impact and promoting connections between exercise and better health for people living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s New Zealand would like to thank everyone for their support during our Awareness Week Campaign. Volunteers are vital for all our branches and divisions during our Awareness Week but also throughout the year. Please contact your local office if you can help in any way.

A SUPPORTIVE PRIMATE HELPS OUT OUR VOLUNTEERS IN WELLINGTON

www.parkinsons.org.nz

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