One million people are affected by Parkinson's disease in the U.S.
Dave Parker isn't the only case of Parkinson's disease in the United States. He is one of many. In the United States alone, there is approximately one million people living with the disease today, and doctors diagnose an estimated 60,000 new cases a year. Worldwide, more than 10 million people with Parkinson's disease.
Behind Alzheimer's, Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative diesease. The disease does not discriminate when it comes to age, gender and race. It can affect anyone, at any time. With these alarming numbers, physicians, patients, caregivers and several organizations are looking for ways to help make a change. Whether it's by researching, spreading awareness and raising money, everyone is uniting to learn more about the disease, find new treatments, and most importantly, try to discover a cure.