Local Parkinson’s caregiver attends the Parkinson’s Policy Forum. Learn about his many years of advocacy. Advocate for Parkinson’s families on March 21!

Local Parkinson’s caregiver attends the Parkinson’s Policy Forum. Learn about his many years of advocacy. Advocate for Parkinson’s families on March 21!

Bill Clinch, from left, D. Kevin Kwok, Dave Iverson and Michael J. Fox at the Michael J. Fox Foundation annual conference in Washington D.C. in 2017. (Courtesy Bill Clinch)

Bill Clinch, Parkinson’s caregiver and  support group member and moderator for the Parkinson’s Network of Mt. Diablo, is one of just 300 delegates to the Parkinson’s Policy Forum in Washington, DC. Bill is attending to learn more and to advocate for his wife and for others living with Parkinson’s.  This is his 16th visit to the annual Forum, coordinated this year by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Michael J. Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

You can read all about Bill’s background, and his many years of supporting his wife and the Parkinson’s community in this article:

 East Bay Times Article

Besides learning more about Parkinson’s research and new treatment options, Bill is also going to Capitol Hill to advocate for better funding for Parkinson’s research and more resources for those already diagnosed with PD. You can also be an advocate, from the comfort of your home. Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, March 21

Where: Visit either the Parkinson’s Foundation Facebook Page or on the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Facebook Page

Time: Business hours for Congress (generally 8am-5pm, Eastern Time)

You’ll be given instructions on how to contact your member of Congress as well as programs being advocated for the Parkinson’s Community in this year’s session.