Rep. DiZoglio Hosts Second Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is hosting the second annual Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day at the State House Wednesday, April 20.

DiZoglio, who last year formed the Parkinson’s Disease Caucus in the legislature, recently sponsored a resolution, co-sponsored by 47 other legislators from across the Commonwealth, proclaiming the month of April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in Massachusetts. She will present the resolution during the event.

Co-hosting the event are the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Massachusetts chapters of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) and American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA).

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disease, with no treatment to slow or halt its progression, that affects between 500,000 and 1.5 million Americans and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States.

The Awareness Day, which is scheduled to begin at 11am in the State House’s House Members Lounge, is free and open to the public.