A Pillowfight against Parkinson’s: SysMedPD Joined Large Outreach Event in Luxembourg
“Fight Parkinson’s” was the motto of a large public outreach event drawing the attention to Parkinson’s Disease and different research endeavours undertaken to improve therapy. As a research project active in the field, SysMedPD was part of the campaign. On 2 September, companies, families and the general public were invited to join a collective pillow fight at Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, Luxembourg. The awareness-raising event, which was organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, the National Centre for Excellence in Research in Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) and the Rotary Foundation, included a welcome speech by SysMedPD coordinator Professor Rudi Balling. Moreover, SysMedPD project partners were part of the online campaign #ParkinsonsFighter which was launched prior to the event and introduced PD researchers and their work.