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World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson’s Day (Thursday 11th April 2024)

In honour of World Parkinson’s Day on Thursday, April 11th, Parkinson’s Western Australia is illuminating iconic buildings and landmarks throughout WA in purple to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

World Parkinson’s Day serves to shed light on the challenges faced by the 15,000 individuals in Western Australia affected by Parkinson’s. Purple is universally recognized as the colour associated with Parkinson’s disease. By illuminating landmarks in purple, we demonstrate our solidarity and support for the Parkinson’s community, while also recognizing the daily struggles endured by those affected and their families or caregivers. This initiative symbolizes our collective optimism for a better future for those living with Parkinson’s, a condition for which there is currently no cure.

We invite you to participate in World Parkinson’s Day by visiting the nearest landmark from the list below and sharing your photos with us either online or by email at fundraising@parkinsonswa.org.au. Feel free to tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@ParkinsonsWA) and use the hashtags #PurpleforParkinsons and #WorldParkinsonsDay.

With an increasing number of landmarks glowing purple across the state, we can expand our reach and educate more individuals about Parkinson’s, making it a priority in Western Australia.

List of Landmarks lighting Purple for Parkinson’s

Albany CBD

Albany Town Hall

Bell Tower

Brockman Street, Manjimup

Council House

East Perth Power Station

Eastern Goldfields Community Centre – Kalgoorlie

Elizabeth Quay

Fremantle Prison

His Majesty’s Theatre

Joondalup Dive Bridge

Kings Park – Fraser Avenue

Matagarup Bridge

21 March 2024
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