Australian campaigners get moving for Parkinson’s

Global update

Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 25 August 2015

Parkinson's LifePrep: Parkinson's LifeCook: Parkinson's LifeServes:

IMGP9694

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


Neha Shahid Chaudhry

Advances

3 incredible walking inventions that Parkinson’s patients need to know about

Top tech: from laser-guided shoes to vibrating walking sticks

READ MORE
PD-Podcast-DBS

Resources & Tools

Parkinson’s podcast: DBS – a report from the front lines

Get the low-down on new surgical and non-surgical interventions

READ MORE
pilgrimage at Camino de Santiago

Global update

Parkinson’s pilgrimage: hiking the Camino de Santiago for stem cell research

Taking on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to beat Parkinson's

READ MORE