Make It Blue for World Parkinson's Day 2024

Make It Blue for World Parkinson's Day 2024

World Parkinson's Day is dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson's disease and showing support for those affected by it. The theme of 2024 is to "make it blue" for Parkinson's Day, encouraging people to creatively use the colour blue to show solidarity.

World Parkinson's Day is observed on April 11th each year, marking the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, the British physician who first described the symptoms of the disease in 1817. 


What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease, also known as Parkinsonism, presents with some noticeable signs. These can include shaking or tremors, difficulty coordinating movements, and challenges with speech. However, it's important to note that symptoms differ from person to person and may become more pronounced over time.

The key symptoms of Parkinson’s encompass:

  • Shaking and tremors that can't be controlled
  • Slowed movements (also called bradykinesia)
  • Issues with balance and eventually standing up
  • Stiffness in the limbs

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease you can find support with the Parkinson's UK charity here.


How Can We Make it Blue?

There are many creative ways to make it blue for World Parkinson's Day. You could wear blue clothing, paint your nails blue, or even dye your hair blue! Decorate your home / workplace or use a blue theme on your social media to help raise awareness.

A lighthearted idea to share kindness to those affected could be to bake blue-themed treats such as cupcakes or cookies. 

You can read more about the campaign here.


Introducing the Barkinsons Disease Dog Sticker

In honour of this difficult disease, our store is proud to stock the Barkinsons Disease Dog Sticker. This adorable sticker features a cute dog to symbolise support for Parkinson's awareness. By purchasing and displaying this sticker, you can help raise awareness about Parkinson's disease and show your support for those living with the condition.

Barkinsons Disease Sticker - Parkinsons on a red, blue and green background with colouring pencils and a red stripe candy bag. The sticker is yellow and oval shaped with a black and white fluffy dog in the middle sat down with big sparkly eyes and pink tongue hanging out. There are black squiggles around the dog and 'Barkinsons' written in black vertical letters. The design is to raise awareness for parkinson's disease.

Let's paint the town blue this World Parkinson's Day and show our support for the Parkinson's community. Together, we can make a difference and raise awareness about this important cause!

If you'd like to donate towards the cause you can support Parkinson's UK here.

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