A NORTHERN suburbs family will go for A Walk in the Park this month to raise funds for Parkinson’s WA.
Merriwa resident Natasha Carr and her family will take part in the eighth annual walk on Sunday September 16 in support of her father Peter, who lives in Alkimos.
“My family and I attend A Walk in the Park to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and in support of my dad who was diagnosed in his 40s with early-onset Parkinson’s,” she said.
“Unfortunately my dad’s Parkinson’s has affected his career and day-to-day life.
“Parkinson’s WA has been a great service for our family, especially with their dedicated Parkinson’s nurse specialist service.
“A Walk in the Park has such a great atmosphere and it warms my heart seeing family members and friends supporting their loved ones and raising money towards further research and to support Parkinson’s WA services.”
Parkinson’s WA chief executive Brenda Matthews said people from across Perth would gather at Perry Lakes in Floreat for A Walk in the Park for 2km and 5km walks from 11am on September 16.
Flamenco dancers Casa Del Compas and Brazilian style Wasamba Drummers will perform at the event, and there will be refreshments, homemade produce and a kids corner with a dinosaur hunt.
Registrations are $25 for an adult, $15 for a child, $5 for a dog, with family tickets just $65.
To register, visit www.parkinsonswa.org.au .
Parkinson’s WA supports people throughout WA with the community-based Parkinson’s nurse specialist service, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November this year, as well as offering a range of initiatives such as seminars, support groups and support programs.
There are currently more than 9000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in WA.
For more information, call 6457 7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org