Washington: Canton Man Leads Delegation To Parkinson’s Forum

Advocates are gathering in DC this week to take part in the Parkinson’s Policy Forum. 

Dan Harvey of Canton is one of 300 attending the forum, and is leading a group from Massachusetts.

Harvey tells WATD News that the attendees will undergo some training before they meet with Congressional representatives.



Harvey says that when they do meet with legislators one of the big agenda items they will be advocating for is the 21st Century Cures Act.



The forum, which is being sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will run through Wednesday.  

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.