Brisbane walks together with hope for a cure. Lace up your shoes, grab a friend and get ready to walk, run or cycle in support of people with Parkinson's, on Sunday 10 September at Albert Bishop Park in Nundah.
A Walk in the Park (image from organiser's website)
The walk is an all-ages event with a range of entertainment and activities including a leisurely walk (or run if you prefer) along Jim Soorley Way, with cycling on the Criterion track in the park. Additional activities include a live band, face painting, jumping castle and exercise demonstrations. All participants receive a participation and dedication 'bib' to commemorate their reason for participating, along with a special gift. It is your personal keepsake to remind you of this special event. Participants who fundraise $50 or more for Parkinson's Queensland will also receive a commemorative A Walk in the Park T-shirt.
Exercise, including walking, has been shown to assist in improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson's and is widely considered to be as important as medication in managing the symptoms of the disease. A Walk in the Park is Parkinson's Queensland's largest community awareness event each year. It provides an enjoyable day out for the whole family including your furry friends (so long as they are dogs not bears). Join hundreds of people of all ages and abilities supporting people with Parkinson's, their carers, families, friends.
In addition to the Walk in Nundah, there will be walks held across Queensland including Tolga (on 17 September), Townsville (on 27 August), Caboolture, and Gympie, with more regional walks to be announced.