A Walk in the Park: Celebrating & Supporting people with Parkinson’s

A Walk in the Park is Australia’s largest community event dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Across the country, fundraisers raised over $265,000 to support people with Parkinson’s in Australia.

This year, Parkinson’s Queensland held 7 walks across the state with over $48,000 raised.

We are especially grateful to participants and supporters for your outstanding fundraising efforts. Whether you bought a sausage at your event-day BBQ, or collected donations from friends and family – we could not have done it without you. Parkinson’s Queensland is committed to continued investment of these funds in information, education and support services to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s across the state, and advancing the search for a cure.

Congratulations to:

Top individual fundraisers:

  • Viv Hsu – $1,759.00
  • Madonna Brady – $1,693.49
  • Neil Page – $1,497.50
  • Susan Mulholland – $1,215.00
  • Marie Spyve – $1,015.05

Top teams:

  • Artie’s Army – $2,557.80
  • Team APCN – $2,235.75
  • Red Cravats – $1,524.17
  • Belle And The Shake Breakers – $503.10
  • Team Sandra – $500.00

Best dressed team:

  • Team Mumma

Regional walks:

In 2015, A Walk in the Park took place in regional locations across Queensland. We would like to extend our gratitude to the following Support Group Coordinators who organised events to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s in their local communities:

  • Cairns – Stephen Smuts – Raised $2,819
  • Gold Coast – Alan & Carole Farrell– Raised $11,684
  • Gympie – Jodi Coyne – Raised $1,800
  • Sunshine Coast – Joy Boyle – Raised $2,932
  • Toowoomba – Jan & Ron Barrett – Raised $5,241
  • Townsville – Ruth Coleman – Raised $3,737

Thank you for making A Walk in the Park 2015 such a successful event and bringing it to your Parkinson’s community!

Special mentions:

A Walk in the Park would not be possible without the support of our amazing community. Special thanks to New Farm Soccer Club for the Brisbane event location, the Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale for their outstanding support manning the sausage sizzle, NUMB BUMS Ukulele Band who opened the day, our MC David McGuinness, Warm-ups from Taoist Tai Chi and Dance for Parkinson’s and of course our amazing volunteers who helped out on the day.

Parkinson’s Queensland is also extremely grateful to our A Walk in the Park 2015 prize sponsors, who included: PMA Insurance , Deep Grey Photography , McDonald’s , Binna Burra Lodge , Studio Star Photography , Village Roadshow Theme Parks , Sit Down Comedy Club and New Farm Cinemas.

Corporate partners:

Parkinson’s Queensland is proud to partner with the following corporations for A Walk in the Park 2015:

Gold Partners:

Banner Specialists , 4BC News Talk.

Bronze Partners:

AbbVie , Home Instead , UCB Australia , Simplicity Funerals , Medtronic.

Supporting Partners:

LifeTec , Angels In Aprons , Alzheimer’s Queensland , Carers Queensland , Bendigo Bank, Lundbeck , Tunstall Healthcare , Global Kinetics Corporation, University of Queensland Health & Rehabilitation Clinic.

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