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Gut Research

As part of the Parkinson’s WA 2018 Zrinski Research Grants program, expressions of interest for research participants are being sought for a study looking at the gut microbiota and Parkinson’s. Dr Ryan Anderton from the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science is the lead researcher and is looking for a range of participants for this

Posted on: 26 July 2018
closeup of people volunteering for Parkinson's research

Mandurah Support Group 30th Birthday

Our Mandurah Support Group celebrated it’s 30th Birthday last week, and the group got together at the Sunbreakers Restaurant in the City to mark the occasion. Around 60 people came together, including members of the group and their friends and family from over the past 30 years.  The group was set up by Lola in

Posted on: 03 July 2018
closeup of Mandurah Support Group leader Joy and member

Rowing from Perth to Mauritius

A team of rowers from the UK are embarking on a quest from Perth to Mauritius with the aim of making history, participating in research and raising world awareness and money for Parkinson’s – all in one! The team are set to leave Perth on Wednesday 20 June from Geraldton (weather permitting) and will cover

Posted on: 19 June 2018
closeup of rowing team

Our CEO Brenda takes on Peru

Our CEO at Parkinson’s WA, Brenda Matthews is embarking on her twelfth trek but this time at a new location in Peru Alpamayo Circuit at the Cordillera Blanca range.  It was only just last November when Brenda was in Nepal and completed the Manaslu Circuit, she definitely must have the bug for it to be returning so soon

Posted on: 14 June 2018
close up of Parkinson's WA CEO trekking up the snowy mountains

World Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2018

Last year, April 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Parkinson’s, as it was 200 years since Dr James Parkinson published his 66 page essay, ‘The Shaking Palsy’ in 1817. His Birthday falls on April 11, which is now known as World Parkinson’s Day. On World Parkinson’s Day, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Parkinson’s WA will again

Posted on: 01 April 2018
closeup people holding #UniteForParkinsons symbol

Parkinson’s WA Annual Community Awards

At the end of each year we take the time to thank and recognise the achievements of our volunteers and fundraisers. These awards began in 2007 and people are nominated by Parkinson’s WA staff with the final decision ratified by the Parkinson’s WA Board. It’s always a difficult decision to make as so many people

Posted on: 30 January 2018
closeup of Anna Brotherson Parkinson's WA Fundraiser of the Year winner and her father Michael

Jazz For Parkinson’s Fundraising Event

JAZZWA is hosting a night of ‘Jazz Against Parkinson’s’ and fundraising for Parkinson’s WA at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth’s CBD on Tuesday 12 December 2017. Pete Jeavons, jazz musician and Treasurer for JAZZWA, will be performing alongside Shameem and The Gumnut Stompers – all are locally grown jazz acts. Profiles of the acts

Posted on: 13 November 2017
closeup Jazz Fundraiser performer for Parkinson's WA

Scholarship to Melbourne Update

A few months ago, Parkinson’s WA announced that we would be providing financial support for two members aged under 55 years to attend the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference in Melbourne which took place on the 22nd and 23rd September this year. The scholarship covered the cost of flights, accommodation, registration and taxi fares for two

Posted on: 11 October 2017
Close up on Scholarship Conference attendees for Parkinsons WA

Come and Try Dance Classes

Parkinson’s WA in partnership with Ausdance WA will be holding “Come and Try” Dance Classes for people with Parkinson’s and their partners/carers. Dance can offer physical, mental and social benefits for people with Parkinson’s (and their partners/carers) of all ages, and levels of mobility and ability. In a Dance for Parkinson’s class, participants are encouraged

Posted on: 04 October 2017
Closeup participants at a Parkinson's WA Dance for Parkinson's class

A Walk In The Park Volunteers

There were 60 volunteers on the day of the Walk who all ensured the smooth running of the event. These were from UWA, Curtin Uni (ParkC), our regular volunteers as well as Parkinson’s WA staff, and entertainment. From manning the car parks to marshalling around the Walk course, the event would not have taken place

Posted on: 04 October 2017
Closeup of people walking through a park at A Walk In The Park, a fundraising event for Parkinson's WA.