As Parkinson Association of Northern California continues its impressive work to fund Parkinson's disease research and resources, we are thrilled to work with its talented board of directors and volunteers to promote the largest Parkinson's conference in the country.
On October 24, Brian Grant, a former power forward with the Sacramento Kings, will serve as keynote speaker and share his personal experience of early onset Parkinson's.
In fact, of the 1 to 1.5 million people that are affected by the disease, approximately 20% of those cases are early onset. To address the growing incidence, the group has established a registry to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease in California.
Surprisingly, little is known about how Parkinson's disease is distributed among different population groups and whether the patterns of disease are changing over time. California's large and diverse population makes it ideal for providing important information about this disease. The registry has the potential to expand our understanding of Parkinson's disease to ultimately improve the lives of those affected.
Thank you to KCRA for working with us to highlight the work and impact of PANC's dedicated volunteers.