2016 Annual Christmas Appeal
Nov. 29, 2016
Every person with Parkinson’s should have access to tailored information and advice when they need it most. With your help we can support more people with Parkinson’s so that they have the knowledge and tools to check in with themselves each day and adapt their daily routine to best manage their symptoms.
When I met Dylan Hardy some months ago I was struck by the way in which he continues to adapt to life with Parkinson’s since diagnosis eight years ago, aged 32. He described how Parkinson’s makes him ask “where am I at today?” and he adjusts his plans so that he can live each day as best as he can. Dylan acknowledges it takes a certain humility to start each day with this question.
We shared our thoughts about the festive season as a time of celebration but that it can be overwhelming and challenging with Parkinson’s, so many need additional support at this time of the year. “I describe it as being able to hit the reset button”, says Dylan, “so that tomorrow isn’t a repeat of today.”
That’s why we need your help to raise $50,000 by January 15th 2017, so that we can continue to provide tailored information and support to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.
Help improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's.
- $45 helps three people access tailored professional advice via phone
- $75 assists a peer support group to receive up to two annual visits from our Health Team
- $150 supports a person living with Parkinson's to attend a health education seminar
Our Christmas Appeal has now finished. However if you would like to donate to make a difference, you can via this link.