LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A request to support biomedical research for Parkinson's

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 02:45 PM.

Dear editor:

April was Parkinson's Awareness Month, helping bring much-needed attention to this chronic, progressive neurological disease that affects movement, speaking and cognitive function.

Between 500,000 and 1.5 million Americans — including me — live with Parkinson's disease and it is important that we use this month to celebrate, commemorate and educate the public and our elected officials about Parkinson's, and the need for better treatments and a cure.

I want to encourage Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Representative Jeff Miller to support biomedical research that can lead to better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's.

Their leadership is important to me and the entire Parkinson's community.

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