Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped in Parkinson’s meeting

I would like to thank some people who made the Parkinson’s Awareness meeting on April 19 such a wonderful success here in Myrtle Beach.

First, thanks to the head of the Socastee Library for letting us use the display windows in the lobby for the whole month of April to promote Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Thanks to Mayor John Rhodes for signing a proclamation for the city and having Randal Wallace to present it since he had to be out of town.

Gov. Nikki Haley’s office sent us a copy of the proclamation for the state that she had signed.

Thanks to MUSC Movement Disorder group, Dr. Vanessa Hinson, Dr. Gonzalo Revuelta, Amy DeLambo, Debbie Bordeau, and Nicholas Gregory, who were the speakers at the meeting.

Thanks to MedTronic for helping to make the meeting possible, and to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation for their support in helping to put on the meeting possible and providing guidance for information.

The Crown Reef provided wonderful service, with 186 in attendance. Thanks to the Waccamaw Support Group for assisting at the library and at the meeting. I could not have done it without you. You were wonderful.

We appreciate The Sun News for running items about Parkinson’s and the meeting, and TV channels 13 for the great piece you did on the meeting and 15 for coming to the meeting and reporting on it.

Thanks for the Parkinson’s patients who spoke at the meeting. You helped so many with your courage.

Parkinson’s needs all of our help and support throughout the year and South Carolina is a great place for us to do our work in.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.