Every year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD.
There are 164 new diagnoses every day. That is six people per hour!
Seven to 10 million people around the world live with PD.
Incidence of PD increases as you age, but about 4% of people who have the disease are diagnosed before they are 50.
Men are about 1.5 times more likely to get Parkinson’s disease than women.
The combined direct and indirect costs of the disease – including treatment, social security payments, and lost income – is thought to be $25 billion in the US alone each year.
Costs of medication for a person with PD average $2500 per year. Therapeutic surgery can cost $100,000 per patient.
How You Can Help
The National Parkinson Foundation is accepting donations to help fund research to find a cure for Parkinson’s. When you make a donation in any amount, you will receive a free, limited edition sticker. And, you will be helping more than one million people who are living with PD every day.