Tulips for Parkinson’s

The tulip is the symbol of hope for Parkinson’s disease. In 1980, Dutch horticulturist J.W.S. Van der Wereld developed a red and white tulip that he named the Dr. James Parkinson tulip, in honor of the man who first described this medical condition in 1817. On April 11, 2005, this red tulip was launched as the worldwide symbol of Parkinson’s disease at the ninth World Parkinson’s Disease Day Conference in Luxembourg.

Caroline McConnell
One of our repeat supporters with Parkinson’s Tulips!