Put it in your diary. Sunday 27 August 2017, be at Federation Square, corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, Melbourne CBD, for Parkinson's Victoria's community fundraiser, A Walk in the Park 2017. Online registrations are open till 5pm Friday 25 August 2017, so get involved in this worthy cause. Children under 5 years go free. Children 5-15 years are $15, Seniors & Concessions can register for $30, Adults 16 plus years are $45.
If you want to take your pooches on the walk, they cost $10 to register. Registration prices for all participants will vary (plus $5 for child 5-15yrs and plus $10 for seniors, concessions and adults) if it's being done on the day at 8.30am, so save yourself some money and queuing time by doing it online.
Show your support at this annual event, knowing that every dollar raised helps improve the lives of people living with Parkinson's in Victoria. A leisurely non-competitive walk (2km or 4km), it takes place along the banks of the gorgeous Yarra River, and gathers people from all walks of life. Those living with Parkinson's, family, friends, carers, health professionals; all supporting Parkinson's Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Parkinson's.
All funds raised continue Parkinson's Victoria's Health Information Service which provides tailored support to engage, educate and empower people living with Parkinson's and for health professionals to take the lead on diagnosis and treatment; enhancing independence and quality of life.
The course is mobility friendly and suitable for wheelchairs and prams, and starts on the banks of the Yarra River and finishes at Federation Square. Course marshals are available to guide people in wheelchairs or with prams to ramps. A range of fun family activities will entertain kids, adults and pet pooches alike.
Entertainment begins at 9am and the walk takes off at 11am. Walks are also held around Australia and in regional Victoria, including Mildura, Warrnambool and Timboon. Check the website for an event near you, for more information, or details about how you can get more involved. The Facebook page is also a good beacon for updates.