Sole Support for Parkinson's-Portland

Your participation in Sole Support for Parkinson’s will help bring awareness and support to local Parkinson’s related programs. Please consider joining our team in Sole Support for Parkinson’s or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain die or become impaired. Normally, these cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine allows smooth, coordinated function of the body's muscles and movement. It is not until approximately 80 percent of the dopamine-producing cells are damaged that the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease appear. There are a number of effective medicines that help to ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Most symptoms are caused by a lack of dopamine.

 

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Your gift provides support for local Parkinson’s related programs and services in Oregon and southwest Washington.

 

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