A Walk in the Park will be held in in metropolitan and regional locations around the country to support people with Parkinson’s. All participants are encouraged to actively fundraise for research and improved services for those living with the condition.
The event will be held for the seventh time at Federation Square, Melbourne on Sunday, 30 August 2015. This is the largest annual event dedicated to support people living with Parkinson’s. The walk commences at 11am, from Federation Square along the picturesque Yarra River. Participants will take a leisurely, non-competitive 4km (return route) walk, or a 2km shortcut.
Currently, more than 27,000 Victorians (approximately 80,000 Australians) are living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Victoria Ambassador Karyn Spilberg said “By being a part of this great community event, you are supporting people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. Get on board today and make a difference.”
“The event is growing from strength to strength, and is a fun way for Victorians to celebrate and support people living with Parkinson’s”, said Emma Collin, CEO, Parkinson’s Victoria.
Aside from Melbourne, A Walk in the Park is held in metropolitan and regional locations right around the country:
– Brisbane – Sunday 13 September, New Farm Park
– Cairns – Sunday 23 August
– Gold Coast – Sunday 6 September, Broadwater Parklands
– Gympie. Sunday 13 September, Lake Alford Duck Ponds
– Sunshine Coast – Sunday 16 August, Centenary Lakes
– Toowoomba – Sunday 30 August, Queens Park
– Townsville – Sunday 9 August, Strand Park
- South Australia
– Adelaide – Sunday 30 August, Bonython Park
- Western Australia
– Perth – Sunday 13 September, Perry Lakes Reserve
- Australian Capital Territory
– Canberra. Sunday 30 August, Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park
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