Periodically, PAN highlights one of our tireless volunteer advocates. PAN thanks all our advocates for your commitment and contributions to the Parkinson’s community. This week we are re-releasing an interview we did with Sarah King, Southern California State Director and recipient of the 2014 Louis Fishman Advocacy Award.
Sarah became involved in advocacy efforts around Parkinson’s disease when her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006. She became a volunteer advocate with PAN in 2011 as a part of the New York team. She became more involved with PAN because she wanted to directly help other families living with Parkinson’s. Formerly employed in the art museum industry, Sarah has put her passion for public education into her volunteer work. She has traveled from coast to coast advocating and inspiring others to learn about the importance of advocacy in fighting for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The Louis Fishman Advocacy Award was established in 1996 by a gift from the Louis Fishman estate. Mr. Fishman requested that his memory be honored by recognizing others for their commitment and perseverance. It is awarded each year to a PAN grassroots leader who exhibits exemplary outreach efforts in advocacy at the local level.