Join Sue for a Walk in the Park and raise much needed funds for Parkinsons WA

Sue Edge.
Sue Edge.

PERTH people will be taking a picturesque walk on Sunday and fundraising for Parkinson’s WA at the eighth annual Walk in the Park.

Mandurah’s Sue Edge is an avid supporter and fundraiser for Parkinson’s and said that while she doesn’t have a choice that she has Parkinson’s, she does have a choice about what she does moving forward.

“Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010 I have taken a positive approach and channelled my energy into creating bright and colourful paintings,’’ she said.

“It’s great to be going back to a Walk in the Park this year.

“I will also be selling merchandise printed with my designs and will be making a donation to Parkinson’s for each item sold.

“There will be bags, coasters and yoga pants, to name just a few.

“This is part of my overall and ongoing fundraising for Parkinson’s WA.

“I’m grateful for the help and support they have given me with their Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist service.

“Heather, who visits me at home, has been an amazing support on my journey.’’

Parkinson’s WA supports people throughout WA with its unique community-based Nurse Specialist service which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

More than 100,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s throughout Australia with 9000 in WA.

A Walk in the Park is at Perry Lakes, Floreat

The family and dog-friendly event opens at 9.30am with the 2km and 5km walks starting at 11am.

The day includes a range of WA acts including Flamenco dancers, Casa Del Compas and Brazilian-style Wasamaba drummers along with homemade produce and a kids dinosaur hunt.