Welcome to the European Unity Walk – a unique event brought to you by the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) that aims to raise awareness across Europe about Parkinson’s disease and its impact on people living with the disease, their families and our entire society.
On Saturday 20 September 2014, more than 700 of the EPDA's friends and supporters from across Europe – including hundreds of people with Parkinson’s – helped celebrate the second European Unity Walk through the city of Luxembourg.
It was a wonderful, heartwarming and fun day. But there was also an underlying serious message: that there is so much more to be done to improve the lives of the 1.2 million people and their families throughout Europe who live with Parkinson’s on a daily basis.
Events such as the European Unity Walk bring local communities together. Unified voices reinforce the message that the management of this chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease has to change soon so that people with Parkinson’s get the right treatment for them at the right time.
About this website
Plans for the next European Unity Walk are still to be confirmed, but in the meantime please look around this site where you will find everything you need to know about why there is an urgent need for these kinds of events.
You will also find out about other Unity Walks that are taking place in Europe and beyond. And if you are unable to attend any of these in person, you can still help spread the word about these events and the need to raise awareness about the disease itself. Together, we can help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their families – and our society.