What is the Parkinson’s ACT Unity Walk?
The Unity Walk helps Parkinson’s ACT to raise awareness and money to fund essential research and support services for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.
Join us to provide Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
- In Australia, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every hour of every day
- Over 80,000 Australians live with Parkinson’s disease, which is the second most common degenerative neurological condition
- There is no known cause or cure
When will it be held?
Sunday 25th August, 2013
Where will it be held?
Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park East.
Starting at the large grassy area known as Rond Terrace in Commonwealth Park East, we will walk past Nerang Pool, continue towards Regatta Point and return via the Menzies Walk along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. There are plenty of short cuts for anyone who needs them and lots of seats to admire the spectacular views of the nation’s capital.
How can I register for the Unity Walk?
Click on the Register Here button in the left bar.
I am participating to honour someone I know with Parkinson’s. How can I acknowledge them?
Download an Honour Card from the website. You can even add their photo if you wish. Honour cards will also be available on the day.
Can you tell me more about Parkinson’s disease?
- In Australia, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every hour of every day
- Parkinson’s is one of the most common brain conditions in Australia
- It is more common among people aged over 60 years, but can affect adults of any age
- It does not cause death and many people live a long and productive life after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s
- It affects both men and women, from all cultures and lifestyles
- Click here for lots more information
I don’t want to walk but how can I volunteer to help?
If you are able to help on the day with things such as registration or marshalling please phone Michael Dwyer on 62583258.
Will the Unity Walk event be cancelled if the weather is bad?
We hope not to have inclement weather but should we deem the weather too dangerous, the event will be cancelled. Notification will be on www.unitywalk.com.au website 2 hours before the start time. Otherwise the event will go ahead. A bit of rain will not prevent the event proceeding.