Parkinson's ACT - a walk in the park

Parkinson’s ACT is a local community group that generously supports a medical student each year at the ANU Medical School to advance their clinical skills in Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson's ACT is conducting a fund raising and community awareness event on Sunday 27 August 2017 at ROND Terrace Commonwealth Park. You can walk as an individual or in teams and prizes are offered for both.

Details of the event are at Walk in the Park

This website allows registration for the Walk ($20) and other details and included a brochure which can be downloaded and displayed. You will receive a receipt which will be shown as Parkinson's NSW but all funds will go to Parkinson's ACT.

The Walk is also an opportunity to promote awareness of Parkinson’s.  In 2017, the Parkinson’s community worldwide is marking the 200 year anniversary of James Parkinson’s short study ‘Essay on the Shaking Palsy’, which established Parkinson’s as a medical condition.  

While there have been developments in the treatment and early detection of Parkinson’s, there is no cure.

•  Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological disease in Australia after dementia.

•  The disease affects an estimated 10 million individuals worldwide – 70,000 in Australia.

•  32 Australians are diagnosed with the disease every day.

•  20% of people with Parkinson’s are of working age.

•  The number of people with Parkinson’s has increased by 17% in the last six years with costs to the community increasing by over 48%.

Schedule of Event

9.30 am Registration opens

10.00 am Face painting begins

10.05 am Event formally opened

10.10 am Neurospace conducts warm up of walkers

10.30 am Parkinson’s dance demonstration

11.00 am Start of Walk

12.15 pm Cake distributed. Fund raising and lucky draw prizes announced

See the Facebook page for updates

Date & time

9.30–11am 27 August 2017

Location

Rond Terrace, end of Anzac Parade near Commonwealth Park, Canberra

Contacts

 Publicity Officer
 02 6247 8841

Updated:  23 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, Medical School/Page Contact:  Webmaster, Medical School