|John L. Lehr is chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation.|
- As one expert recently noted, if Parkinson’s were an infectious disease, we would call it an epidemic. Worldwide, 10 million people live with Parkinson’s disease, a number expected to double in the next 20 years. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s and no proven way to slow its progression, there is new reason to hope for a world without Parkinson’s.
Many obstacles to a world without Parkinson’s remain. We will continue to invest in research and improving lives until that world is within our reach.
John L. Lehr is chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. To learn more visit www.parkinsonsfoundation.org