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Portland Resident Headed to Washington,D.C. to Fight for Parkinson's Disease Research Funding.

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Kevin Mansfield

blog.oregonlive.com - Kevin Mansfield from Portland, Oregon will join members of the Parkinson’s disease community from across America in Washington, D.C. for the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) Forum, from February 25 - 27.

At the PAN Forum, people living with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers, scientists and researchers, and others working toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s come together in the nation’s capital to:
* Hear updates on the latest Parkinson’s disease research;
* Learn about what role the federal government plays in Parkinson’s research;
* Attend grassroots advocacy workshops to learn how they can best educate their Members of Congress on issues important to the Parkinson’s community; and
* Meet with Members of Congress and their staff to talk about ways in which the government can support efforts to find better treatments and a cure, as well as improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s

During the Forum, Kevin Mansfield Oregon's Assistant State Director for Parkinson's Action Network will work with a team of advocates from Oregon to meet with Senators: Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Representative Earl Blumenauer to educate them about Parkinson’s disease, biomedical research funding and jobs in Oregon, and why their vote on certain issues matter to people with Parkinson’s and their families.

“The PAN Forum is an incredible opportunity to join forces with other advocates from across the country and have our voices heard in Washington,” said Kevin Mansfield. I am excited to represent the people of Portland, Oregon in our nation’s capital, and will work hard to make a difference for people with Parkinson’s and their families.
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The Parkinson’s Action Network is the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community advocating for better treatments and a cure. In partnership with other Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, PAN educates the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. For more information, go to www.parkinsonsaction.org.
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