Australian campaigners get moving for Parkinson’s

Global update

Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 25 August 2015

Prep: Cook: Serves:

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s and their friends and families are coming together in Brisbane, Queensland, for the ‘A Walk in the Park’ event in support of Parkinson’s Australia

Campaigners in Australia are gearing up for one of their biggest Parkinson’s events of the year as part of a drive to raise more than AUS$150,000.

‘A Walk in the Park’ in Brisbane, Queensland, is one of several regional fundraisers taking place across the country in August and September.

Thousands of supporters including many people with Parkinson’s and their families are set to take part, completing a 2km or 4km walk along Brisbane’s picturesque river on 13 September 2015.

Parkinson’s Queensland CEO, Helen Crew, said: “This year’s theme for National Parkinson’s month is Get Moving. A Walk in the Park is not about your fitness level or ability – it’s about the importance of staying active and supporting people living with Parkinson’s in Queensland.

“What better way to Get Moving than by spending a fun day in New Farm Park, with a stroll along the beautiful Brisbane River. There will be live music, fun activities for the kids, along with food stall and sponsor marquees. It’s a great way to catch up with family and friends and even meet some new people.”


To find out more about ‘A Walk in the Park’ or create a fundraising page, visit the website

Go Back

Share this story

Comments


Related articles


Global update

“People are not getting the same care”: health disparities and Parkinson’s

Three takeaways from the Davis Phinney Foundation webinar

READ MORE

Interviews

“There’s a stigma that if you don’t ‘look sick’ then there is nothing wrong”

Jennifer Parkinson reflects on young-onset Parkinson’s

READ MORE

Perspectives

3 Parkinson’s disease symptoms you need to know about

Our readers discuss facial masking, sleep disturbance and voice problems

READ MORE