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Did you know there are 1.2 million people with Parkinson’s in Europe and that the disease costs €13.9 billion a year? Learn more about the EPDA and its plans to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease.


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Make use of our specially-branded media resources– including our logo, flyer and advert – to help spread the word about the latest European Unity Walk.

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What did you do to help make our first European Unity Walk a success? Tell us your stories and send us your pictures and we’ll share them with the rest of the growing European Unity Walk community.


EPDA Guide to Organising a Unity Walk for Parkinson's

Do you want to organise your own Unity Walk? 

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European Unity Walk

Welcome

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 Friday 28 September 2012, more than 1,000 of the EPDA's friends and supporters from across Europe – including hundreds of people with Parkinson’s – helped celebrate the first ever European Unity Walk through the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

This year we will be holding our second European Unity Walk – this time in the beautiful heart of Luxembourg. 

Saturday 20 September

Put Saturday 20 September in your diaries, click here to register for the event, and join us in moving together for people with Parkinson's.

By walking with us in Luxembourg, you will be helping us send a powerful message to the public, press and policymakers: that people living with this progressive, chronic and complex neurodegenerative disease should be treated effectively and equally throughout Europe.

Serious fun!

While our message is serious, we are delighted that the day itself will be rewarding, memorable and fun for all involved. Highlights will include:

  • a colourful procession against the historic backdrop of Luxembourg, where we hope hundreds of ‘Unity Walkers’ will wear branded European Unity Walk T-shirts and carry special banners and balloons 
  • special activities before, during and after the event, including guest speakers, celebrity appearances,  warm-up exercises, Parkinson’s information booths, a marching band, dancing and more. 

About this website

Please take time to look around this site where you will find everything you need to know about why there is an urgent need for this event, what will happen on the day, how you can join in on the fun, and much more.

You will also find out how easy it is to support the European Unity Walk if you are unable to attend in person, either by donating or helping us to spread the word. Together, we can help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their families – and our society.