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A Walk In The Park Update – stories in the media

closeup David Ellard and Dad Rick who are fundraising for Parkinson's WA
Posted on: 05 September 2017

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Our annual fundraising event ‘A Walk In The Park’ is fast approaching –  on Sunday 17th September at Perry Lakes, which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Register between Sunday 10 September and 4pm Friday 15 September to enter a draw for $100 Ikea voucher – the winner will be drawn at random and announced on the day by our MC.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the WA community with links to Parkinson’s and have been fortunate to be able to share some of the many stories we have come across in local community newspapers.

Perth born ex-Carlton ALF Player David Ellard who now plays for WAFL Swan Districts is coming with his Dad Rick who was diagnosed in 2007 with Parkinson’s.  They have put together three teams and are fundraising to support research to find a cure.  Read the full story here

Shameen Taheri-Lee from Victoria Park, who is the MC at our event, shared her story about her Mum Gulty who was a well known Perth GP that was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000, read the full story here

Peter Carbon’s (whose story made the front page of two newspapers) is an award winning golfer from Fremantle. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over 30 years ago,  and still plays golf and coaches the youth team. Read the full story here

Sue Edge from Mandurah hit the headlines in two local newspapers with her story of how she has uncovered her creative side since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010.  She has used this new found talent to continually fundraise for Parkinson’s WA.  Read Sue’s story in The Mandurah Mail and Sound Telegraph 

Tamara and her Mum Lisa are returning this year to coordinate all of our volunteers on the day.  Read their story about their family link to Parkinson’s here

Make sure you join us and meet these (and many more) inspirational people who are coming to A Walk In The Park on Sunday 17 September.

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What’s happening on the day?

2km and 5km walk

Wasamba Carnival Drummers

Bollywood Dance Studio

Ausdance WA performance

Parkinsong sing-along

Sausage sizzle by Rotary Club of Morley

Kids activities – bouncy castle, face painting and balloon artist

A chance to win a quilt donated by WAQA

Arts and crafts and food stalls

Prizes

…and more….

Help us reach 1,000 registrations this year and make this year our most successful one yet!

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Don’t forget to register and fundraise for Parkinson’s WA for this family friendly event to raise awareness of Parkinson’s: http://perth.parkinsonswalk.com.au/

You can also join our Facebook event page for exclusive updates: http://buff.ly/2sNFgSI

We look forward to seeing you there!

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