People in Birmingham can now sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s to help fund vital support for people affected by the condition – and this year, you can also take part virtually.
Charity Parkinson’s UK has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s series, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This year, there are three ways to take part:
Join our socially distanced organised walk in Sutton Park on Sunday 11th July
Walk for Parkinson’s 66 mile challenge: complete 66 miles of walking in July
Walk for Parkinson’s Your Way: walk 2 or 6 miles wherever you are over 25 and 26 September.
The money raised by Walk for Parkinson’s will help transform the way the charity provides information and support to people with Parkinson’s, and the people in their lives. This year, thanks to the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund, sponsorship will be matched pound for pound, doubling the impact for people affected by Parkinson’s.
If you know 66 people, chances are you know someone who knows Parkinson’s. So why not take on Walk for Parkinson’s 66 by walking 66 miles throughout July? How you want to complete this challenge is up to you. Whether it’s alone or socially distanced, all you have to do is reach the target of 66 miles by the end of the month.
With Walk for Parkinson’s Your Way, you choose your own course, when you do it and who you walk with over the weekend of 25 and 26 September. Participants can choose from two distances – 2 or 6 miles – depending on what suits you best.
Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. In the UK, there are around 145,000 people already living with Parkinson’s, including approximately 12,329 in the West Midlands. There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s from tremor and pain to anxiety, but the condition affects everyone differently.
To take part in Walk for Parkinson’s, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/walk-parkinsons