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October 2, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Help find a cure for Parkinson’s

April is 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 live with Parkinson’s disease — my mother included — and it is important that we use this month to commemorate and educate the public and our elected officials about Parkinson’s and the urgent need for better treatments and a cure.

I want to encourage Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller, and Rep. Dina Titus to support biomedical research that can lead to better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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

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