The Red Tulip
In April 2005, the Red Tulip was launched as the Worldwide Symbol of Parkinson's Disease. This stylized red tulip, with its distinctive leaves shaped like the letters "P" and "D", was designed by early-onset Parkinson's patient Karen Painter. Karen and her friend, Jean Burns, are behind the movement for it to become the internationally recognized symbol for Parkinson's Disease Awareness. The PD Tulip has inspired a grassroots movement combining efforts and resources to help find a cure in our lifetimes.