Purple Community Blog

22 Jul 2014

My Purple Is℠ – Seeing an end to Parkinson’s

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Becky Hansen is living with Parkinson’s disease, but she’s not letting it slow her down. She’s helping others with Parkinson’s by facilitating a monthly support group. She also holds Purple Community fundraisers with local businesses to support research at Van Andel Institute.

She wants to increase awareness of the early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Often, early stage Parkinson’s goes undetected because people do not know what “warning signs” to look for, and early diagnosis can be key towards slowing the disease’s progress.

“Although promising research is being conducted, it takes time and money. Your help is needed.”