Please take a minute to call or write the legislature in support of the funding of the CALIFORNIA PARKINSON’S REGISTRY. This registry will gather basic information from diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and allow researchers to identify the causes of the disease and its progression, and lead to PREVENTION and a CURE. The information gathered from the Registry will be tremendously helpful to researchers, saving us precious TIME and RESEARCH DOLLARS in our efforts on behalf of patients and their families.
The pioneering work of UCLA scientists has shown that there is a correlation between environmental toxins such as pesticides, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as the involvement of genetic factors. In 2004, Governor Schwarznegger signed into law the establishment of the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry. However, budget constraints prevented the funding for the Registry.
THE LEGISLATURE ARE MEETING AGAIN TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE REGISTRY SHOULD BE FUNDED. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO WRITE OR CALL THEM IN SUPPORT OF FUNDING before May 1. I have attached a sample letter, which you can use (or personalize) to contact them. There are also a couple of fact sheets about the registry. To hear an interview about it, Please go to http://kvta.com/on-air/