RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: Parkinson Disease

00003541001535 (1)Parkinson’s Disease (named after James Parkinson, a doctor from London) is no fun. But, thanks to the students at Franklin High school in Portland, Oregon, it’s about to get much … cuter. The 4th World Parkinson’s Disease Congress (it occurs triennially) will be taking place in Portland from September 20 – 23 this year year, and the city saw fit to develop a mascot for the event. As it turned out an art teacher and the cosplay club at the school … schools have cosplay clubs, now?! Weird.

Anyway, the world now has “Parky,” the Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Raccoon. He’s about six feet tall and cuddly.Also, he’s apparently traveling the world.

At least they didn’t go with a pig. But “Parky the Pig” might be actionable.

Source: Portland Tribune

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