This April, Joe and Vince Kelly are again taking on the REALLY BIG WALK. This time walking a massive 550km from Taroom to Brisbane to raise awareness and funds to help people with Parkinson’s Disease.
We are calling on all Queenslanders to join the cause with your own REALLY BIG WALK in your own community during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month. You choose how far you walk, with every km and every dollar making a REALLY BIG difference.
We invite you to celebrate with us when Joe and Vince Kelly reach Brisbane – the end of their 550km REALLY BIG WALK. You’ll have the chance to meet and walk with Joe and Vince Kelly for the last 2kms of their journey. Don’t miss out on Parkinson’s Queensland Family Fun Day on Sunday 16 April 2023 at the picturesque Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill.
There’s plenty on offer at this ticketed event, with guided mindfulness and yoga sessions, food trucks, DJ and music and tango demonstrations by Moonlight Tango, giant kids’ games, face painting, petting zoos, and most notably, a harmonious and inclusive community atmosphere like no other.
Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the draw to win one of 5 incredible prizes, each designed for maximised comfort and to help you get a good night’s sleep.
A single raffle ticket is $5, but you can save up to $5 on tickets by purchasing 3 for $10.
The winners of the raffle will be announced on the 16th of April at our Family Fun Day on the 16th of April 2023.
Come and support those who are living with Parkinson’s by walking a Lap for Parkinson’s! This event is a collaborative initiative, presented by Home Instead, and aims to help the Gold Coast community learn more about Parkinson’s so that they can create a supportive community for those living with the condition.
Join us on Saturday 29th of April 2023 at The Nikki Hudson Hockey Centre, Gold Coast Performance Centre as we walk in support of people with Parkinson’s. There will also be some activities and movement stations with the Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists from Atkins Health.
Prestige Inhome Care’s inaugural 1,000,000 Steps Ahead of Parkinson’s fundraiser brings together a group of passionate advocates will embark on a multi-day hike In the Sunshine Coast region. This walk symbolises the difficult journey faced by someone newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Come join us and the rest of the Sunshine Coast community at Mapleton Hall on Saturday the 22nd of April at 12PM, as we celebrate the end of the group’s hike on with the Sunshine Coast community.
World Parkinson’s Day will be held on 11 April 2023. It’s an International Day of Recognition to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and its impact on people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families, and loved ones.
To celebrate we are lighting up Queensland purple. Parliament House, Suncorp Stadium, Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, City Hall, King George Square, Kurilpa Bridge, Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead, and more will all light up purple on 11 April in support of Parkinson’s.
Get your own Parkinson’s Grab Bag to have all your Parkinson’s information with you in an emergency, when you go into hospital or when on holiday.
Record your information into the ‘My Journey with Parkinson’s Disease’ booklet to ensure people can very quickly get up to speed with your Parkinson’s. A checklist helps you easily pack quickly. Also included is a rubber wristband that says ‘I have Parkinson’s’ and ‘Medications on time, every time’.
Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) is now legal in Queensland under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (Qld). It became available to eligible Queenslanders on 1 January 2023.
VAD gives people who meet eligibility criteria, are suffering and dying, the option to ask for medical assistance to end their life.
Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. (PQI) acknowledges the introduction of Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland however our organisation, its staff and volunteers do not provide advice of any kind on Voluntary Assisted Dying.
Information on VAD and the process can be found on the Queensland Health website or by speaking to a General Practitioner.
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Brian Hall’s symptoms of Parkinson’s disease started at age 14. This was the beginning of a very long and frustrating medical journey.
For years, the uncertainty of Brian’s condition left him with a great deal of fear and doubt about his physical future. Then, in 2013 almost 20 years later he got a bicycle, and his entire world changed.
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