Parkinson’s Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation whose origins date back to 1984. We provide support, information and education to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their carers, family members and health professionals. We represent and support people affected by Parkinson’s right across Queensland from diagnosis and throughout the progression of the disease.

So whether you are looking for information on Parkinson’s Disease, educational resources or you need support, our team is ready to assist.

Take Part in The Really Big Walk for Parkinson’s 

The Really Big Walk is back, and we are calling on all Queenslanders to take on their own Really Big Walk for Parkinson’s. Whether it’s a leisurely walk in your neighborhood park with friends,  or committing to a daily or monthly walking goal throughout April, every kilometre you walk and every dollar you raise will directly contribute to improving the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.

To make a REALLY BIG difference, you can either make a donation, or sign up for free and start walking to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in your community!

Raise over $100 and receive a Parkinson’s QLD cap and Certificate of Appreciation. Join in from anywhere in Queensland and make your steps count for Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April.

Join Laps for Parkinson’s (Sunday 28 April 2024)

Come and join Parkinson’s Queensland at QSAC for a delightful morning and participate in “Laps for Parkinson’s.” Together, we can turn every lap into a celebration of the resilience within the Parkinson’s community, whose challenges are frequently unseen or overlooked. With interactive entertainment, exhibitor stalls and activities suitable for all ages, the inclusive and joyful atmosphere promises a memorable experience for both participants and spectators.

Your ticket will contribute to making a positive difference for individuals and families impacted by Parkinson’s. Please purchase your tickets online for this event before 24th April to receive a free Zarraffas Coffee Greenslopes gift. Children 16 & under receive free entry. 

Parkinson’s Queensland Larapinta Trek 2024 (27th August – 1st September 2024) 

Trek the the rusty trails of Australia’s Red Centre to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s. Discover the diverse desert habitat from one of Australia’s premier walking routes, passing incredible natural wonders and summiting Mount Sondor for a panoramic sunrise over the West MacDonnell Ranges.

We’ll be alongside you all the way, from fundraising and training to strapping on our hiking boots and taking to the trails. 

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support Parkinson’s Queensland change the quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson’s.

Watch our CEO’s latest update video!

Check out our latest instalment of Miguel’s Update!  In this newest update, Miguel Diaz, CEO of Parkinson’s Queensland, shares all the exciting happenings at Parkinson’s Queensland for Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April. Learn about the upcoming Really Big Walk for Parkinson’s, our Laps for Parkinson’s event ( Sunday, April 28th, 2024), and other activities.

Don’t miss out on the full update – watch until the end to get all the details!

Bundaberg Parkinson’s Seminar (Saturday 4th May) 

Parkinson’s Queensland invites you to a seminar designed to empower individuals living with Parkinson’s. The seminar will be held at Burnett Riverside Hotel 7 Quay St, Bundaberg Central and runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Gain essential information, support, and a sense of community. Connect with others, learn, share, and grow together. Take a proactive step towards living your best life with Parkinson’s at this special event.

You must register for this Seminar. Places are limited. Registrations close Wednesday 24th April, 2024. 

If you are a health professional interested in Parkinson’s education and training, please contact education@parkinsonsqld.org.au.

Host your own Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April) 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making a difference to people living with Parkinson’s. Our new Community Fundraising Portal is easy to navigate and allows you to get creative with how you’d like to raise awareness and funds for people affected by Parkinson’s.

You could host a dinner party, organise a workplace fundraiser, or ask for donations instead of presents on your special day. Our Fundraising Portal allows you to create & share your fundraising page and track how many donations you have received.

Register your fundraiser today.

If you’d like help planning out your fundraiser, please email community@parkinsonsqld.org.au, or call us on (07) 3209 1588 and ask to speak to our Fundraising and Marketing Manager. 

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Meet our third PhD Grant Recipient!

Parkinson’s Queensland recently awarded 3 x $10,000 scholarships to Queensland PhD students who are undertaking important research into elements of Parkinson’s Disease that will make a substantial difference for people living with Parkinson’s in the medium term. Chiemeka Chinaka, our third grant recipient, holds a Bachelor of Biological Science from QUT, and a first-class Honours degree in science from USC. With experience as a Neurotechnician at the Brain Treatment Centre Australia, he secured a Rotary international scholarship in 2021 for a PhD at the Queensland Brain Institute at UQ.

Chiemeka’s project looks at accessing health use data on various Parkinson’s Disease interventions to quantify the demand for select interventions among Parkinson’s Disease patients and leverage these data to forecast future demands. It explores the health outcomes of using DBS to manage the symptoms of PD compared to the use of PD medications only. Watch until the end to learn more about Chiemeka’s project and what he hopes to achieve!

Support Parkinson’s Queensland with a raffle ticket

Golden sunsets, golden memories and more await if you win the $250K First Prize Pack! Discover the freedom of the open road with your new, fully decked-out $115K Volkswagen California Beach camper van. You’ll have plenty of time to dream about what to do with your winnings as you explore our great big country or snooze beneath the stars. Plus, you’ll have plenty of road trip money with $120K in cashable gold bullion and more than $14K in shopping vouchers!

Win this incredible $250K First Prize Pack and weekend adventures are just the beginning.Wtih your ticket, you’re not just dreaming big – you’re making a real difference in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s. Get your ticket now to support a worthy cause! 

Parkinson’s Grab Bags 

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’.

Honour a Loved with a Tribute Page 

Celebrate the life of a loved one with a tribute page, and encourage others to honour their memory with a gift to support people currently living with Parkinson’s.

By sharing stories, photos and reflections on your tribute page, you’ll not only keep their spirit alive, but also offer a meaningful space for friends and family to connect and remember them. 

If you’ve lost a friend, family member or colleague with Parkinson’s and want to pay homage to them, consider collecting donations in lieu of flowers to help others currently living with Parkinson’s, whilst honouring their legacy.

We’ve partnered with SafeMate

SafeMate provides instant access to your essential health details with the scan of your very own personal QR code.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics are trained to look for your SafeMate, which you’ll have on an ID code or sticker.

We’ve Partnered with Touchstone LifeCare to help you set up your digital Advanced Care Plan.

An Advance Care Plan with Touchstone LifeCare offers you and your loved ones peace of mind that your end-of-life healthcare choices are clear to your doctors and medical professionals. 

What makes TLC’s Advance Care Plans different from others is that they take you through a guided conversation format with an easy to complete questionnaire. The key benefits is that it is easy to use, you can update it anytime easily and, since it is digitally documented, you can trust the most up-todate version will be automatically shared with your trusted contacts, and instantly retrievable when it matters most. 

Reduce any stress and conflict between your family and loved ones by making your wishes for care known.

We’re fundraising with Entertainment 

Become an Entertainment Member and access discounts on dining, shopping and travel.

20% of every Entertainment Membership goes directly to the Parkinson’s community.

Your ongoing support is vital for us to continue to assist the lives of the 18,500 people with Parkinson’s in Queensland.

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