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Have Fun With The Family While Supporting A Worthy Cause
If you're looking for a vibrant family-friendly event to take your brood to this weekend, be sure to head to Perry Lakes Reserve this Sunday for A Walk in the Park 2015. An incentive of Parkinson's WA (PWA), A Walk in the Park offers the opportunity to celebrate, support and empower people living with Parkinson's disease, enabling people of all ages and walks of life to come together and have some fun, while raising funds to improve the lives of local people who are living with the condition.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition which affects 6.3 million people worldwide, with approximately 8,000 of these living here in Western Australia. As well as raising funds, A Walk in the Walk aims to raise public awareness about the condition, as well as provide information for family members and care-givers about the specialised support and services that are available in the wider community.
Over the last four years support for the event has grown massively, and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be two walks – one two kilometres in length and the other five kilometres, both meandering through the lovely Perry Lakes Reserve. With the shorter walk being especially suitable for families with young children and older people, there's really no excuse not to take part. Participating in community events such as this is a great way for children to develop social responsibility, and with all the cool things that are scheduled for the big day they'll definitely have a good time as they contribute.
Apart from the walk, which will be the focus of the day, there will be live music and other performances – sure to be a hit with every member of the family. There will also be cake and craft stalls, as well as other refreshments. For children there will be plenty of special things to see and do, including a dinosaur hunt, best-dressed canine competition and much, much more.
In a nutshell, if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, A Walk in the Park ticks all the right boxes. More than just another local event, it's also a great way that we can all contribute to a very worthy cause, by raising funds for Parkinson's WA and supporting all the valuable work they do.
A Walk In the Park 2015 will take place at the Perry Lakes Nature Reserve in Floreat on Sunday, September 13th. The gates will open at 9am and the walk will begin at 11am. To learn more about A Walk in the Park and to register for this year's walk, visit the event's website.