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Parkinson's, Pesticides, and Policy:

Understanding the Threats at our Doorsteps

Thank you for making this event a success!

Our panel of experts, including
Dr. Ray Dorsey (URMC),

Christopher Wainwright (NYS DEC), and
Jen Lunsford (NYS Asse
mbly, District 135),
offered insight about the relationship between certain pesticides and Parkinson's Disease, the current regulations of those pesticides, and re
lated NYS policies.  


News10NBC coverage of our event
"Panel discusses link between exposure to pesticides and Parkinson’s"

by Bonnie Marrocco, News10NBC, 21 Jan 2023

So... what's next?

Take action! At our gathering, panelists and attendees brainstormed ideas and possibilities for system-level changes that could be made to end Parkinson’s disease.


We did our best to capture the ideas and resources that came out of this discussion.


You can download these notes here:

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We asked participants to consider reading Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action by Dr. Dorsey ahead of time, prepare questions for our panelists, and be ready to engage in a discussion that would inspire action to put an end to Parkinson’s Disease. 

Learn more about the book and The Long Road to Hope documentary.

Meet our panelists for this discussion


Dr. Ray Dorsey

Co-author of Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action

Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, is a professor of neurology and director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey is investigating new treatments for movement disorders and is working on ways to improve the way care is delivered for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological disorders.


Jen Lunsford

NYS Assembly

District 135

Jen Lunsford is proud to represent the good people of the 135th Assembly District, which includes the towns of Penfield, East Rochester, Pittsford, Perinton, and Mendon on the east side of Monroe County. 

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Christopher Wainwright


Christopher Wainwright is the Western New York Section Chief for the Bureau of Pesticides Management, which covers the following counties: Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Livingston, Monroe, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Erie, Wyoming Allegany, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus.

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Color Fairport Green runs on 100% volunteer power

Color Fairport Green is a network of local volunteer environmental activists working toward a sustainable future in the Village of Fairport, the Town of Perinton, and the surrounding community.


Our mission is to create and train a network of citizens at the municipal or neighborhood level who are empowered to incorporate individual efforts into systems-level environmental solutions with a focus on climate.  


We work to foster discussion and collaboration among community members and seek out ways to leverage proven climate solutions in our local community. 

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