Cincinnati Marks April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Around the United States and the world, April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. A proclamation signed by Mayor Mark Mallory has designated April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month in Cincinnati as well.

The proclamation recognizes that “efforts to ease the burden of Parkinson’s disease and find a cure are shared by an array of dedicated and like-minded institutions, organizations and groups,” including:

  • The Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital;     the expert healthcare providers at UC Physicians, Riverhills Healthcare, Mayfield Clinic, and other independent physician practices.
  • The Tri-State Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
  • The Parkinson’s Disease Support Network OKI and other community-based support groups consisting of patients, family members and caregivers.
  • The donors and volunteers of the annual Sunflower Revolution
  • And Cincinnati’s fundraising partner, the Davis Phinney Foundation, of Boulder, Colorado.

The Gardner Center is recognized as a national Davis Phinney Research Center and is actively involved in numerous laboratory and clinical studies that are improving the medical community’s understanding of Parkinson’s disease while leading to better treatments and a potential cure.

The proclamation recognizes the courage of patients, families and caregivers and commends the institutions, organizations and groups that are striving to overcome the disease and improve the quality of life of those living with it.

To learn more about what you can do to help people with Parkinson’s disease, contact Marc Young at Tri-State Parkinson’s Wellness at (513) 948-1100 or Michael Abney at the Gardner Center at (513) 558-4019, or visit

The UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a regional center of excellence at the UC College of Medicine and University Hospital, is dedicated to patient care, research, education and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, disorders of the nerves and muscles, disorders of the senses (swallowing, voice, hearing, pain, taste and smell), and psychiatric conditions (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression).

The Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is dedicated to improving care and to finding a cure for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Since its inception, the Center has received generous contributions from both public and private donors to accelerate the pace of research findings and to advance patient care. To request an appointment, please call (513) 475-8730.

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