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The STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

PARKINSON'S AWARENESS PROCLAMATION
APRIL 2017




2017 Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation
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JOIN US TO HELP US TO CELEBRATE

IN SOUTH CAROLINA & THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH!

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 THROUGH
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

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Each April, the majority of the states in the United States of America have a Governor's Parkinson's Awareness Proclamations issued.

The South Carolina Governor's Proclamation, issued by our Governor Nikki Haley is one way for our state and the Parkinson's community to help create Parkinson's awareness among the citizens of our state.

The South Carolina Governor's Proclamation is opportunity for South Carolina to join with the other US states in our nation, and with other nations worldwide to publicly celebrate April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month".
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Dr. James Parkinson Red Tulip
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Why does the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group and other Parkinson's groups and organizations have a red tulip as part of their logo?

The tulip symbol, the "Dr. James Parkinson Tulip", has been adopted by many Parkinson's disease organizations and groups around the world. The story of the Parkinson tulip began in 1980 in the Netherlands when J.W.S. Van der Wereld, a Dutch horticulturist who had PD, gave the name "Dr. James Parkinson" to the red and white tulip he had developed.

Note: Some PD organizations have a yellow tulip.

For the complete story about the "Dr. James Parkinson Tulip" click here
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Another Tulip Symbol for Parkinson Disease Awareness

The tulip — a red flower with distinctive leaves shaped like the letters “p” and “d” — was designed by a "Young Onset" person with Parkinson’s (PWP) from Washington state — Karen Painter.

"While grassroots support for making Karen's tulip the national symbol for Parkinson’s awareness is growing, organizations and volunteers are encouraged to be proud of their organizational affiliation; and to use their own organization's symbol with pride. They should feel free to also use the PDTulip as a symbol that can represent ALL people with Parkinson's and ALL organizations and ALL scientists in the US who are working for the cure. Please show your support of the PDTulip for Parkinson's Awareness." by Supporters of the PDTulip for Parkinson's' Awareness
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Parkinson Awareness Buttons Designed by Kay Perricelli
Photo by Dottie Gantt

 
 
 
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