Alex has raised funds for and awareness of Parkinson’s for many charities. These include Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the European Parkinson’s Association, the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Parkinson’s Institute to name a few. He was formerly one of the founders of Spotlight YOPD, a charity that focuses on people with young onset Parkinson’s disease. He is currently raising funds for both the Parkinson’s UK and the Parkinson’s Foundation in the USA.
Many people who are diagnosed under the age of 40 still have their careers and life ahead of them. Their plans and aspirations are in the blink of a moment wiped out by a devastating diagnosis. How can these people help themselves not only to come to terms with what they have but also find information to help them live and deal with perpetual change and the impact that Parkinson’s will have on their lives.
Parkinson’s UK aims to be a friend you can rely on at a time in your life when you need it most. To give the newly diagnosed the information, links to vital research, to support in their area and so much more. The charity via their partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation that has created a virtual biotech to find new treatments in years not decades!
Aside from fundraising, Alex inspires hope and positivity by showing that we are capable of so much more, irrespective of diagnosis and that disability is not a disadvantage as we are all capable of being extraordinary.