BPG members participated in the 2011 Parkinson Action Network Forum, in Washington DC

BPG member Russ Schoumaker received a scholarship to participate this year in the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) Forum this March, in Washington, DC. PAN is an organization dedicated to political advocacy on behalf of people with Parkinson’s.

Russ attended with fellow BPGers Cyndy Gilbertson and Leonore Gordon. “The most interesting thing for me,” Russ reported, “was meeting with staff members of New York’s two senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and House representatives including Jerrold Nadler, to solicit their support for PD research related legislation.”

To view the PAN Forum, visit www.ParksonAction.org or look up PAN on Facebook.

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