I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Enjoy the Best of Brisbane's Night Time Views on MS MoonWalk
Now that the weather is warming up, Brisbane really comes into it's own in the evenings. Many of us have visited South Bank during the day and made the trek across the Goodwill Bridge, but have you done it at night? The views of the city are spectacular and the reflections of city lights on the Brisbane River are really special.
What better way to absorb these views than on a fundraising walk for a good cause? The MS Moonwalk held annually to raise funds for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis is a fabulous way to enjoy this special time in Brisbane City.
On Friday 18th October pop on your best walking shoes and pop out to the Cultural Forecourt in South Bank Parklands for the start of the race at dusk. There are two walks, 5kms and 10kms, which will take in views of the Brisbane River, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and the Botanic Gardens before returning to South Bank via the Goodwill Bridge. Once back in South Bank, the fun really begins, with prize draws and live music to celebrate.
The walk is suitable for families, clubs, students and corporate groups and registration online starts from $20 for children aged 6-15, $30 for adults and $70 for families (2 adults, 2 children). Registration on the day will cost more. On your walk you are likely to meet up with a range of costumed characters as teams dress up to support this worthy cause. You can choose to wear your own costume, or pre-purchase a commemorative Moon Walk shirt for $25.
Purchase a Shirt to Remember Your Walk
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which attacks the central nervous system. Every sufferer has a different set of symptoms, but it may affect the brain, spinal cord or possibly the optic nerve. It is a very variable condition and the symptoms depend on which areas of the central nervous system have been affected. Each persons' experience of the disease varies from time to time and the effects can change in severity and duration, even in the same person.
Having done this walk a couple of years ago I can vouch for a wonderfully enjoyable experience. There was a real sense of camaraderie and happiness as we made our way around the circuit. Being just a walk it wasn't arduous and it was nice to not be worried about the pressure to keep running or not be last as with some of the other regular fundraising runs out there.
You can register now and help MS Queensland to reach their fundraising target of $350 000 by visiting their Webpage. Funds raised will go towards helping to support people living with MS and research projects to find a cure.