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A Walk in the Park registrations open

May. 08, 2019

Step out in support of Parkinson’s on 18 August for A Walk in the Park, an uplifting event focussed on improving the lives of more than 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s.

Last year, almost 3000 people walked, wheeled and strolled in the flagship 10th anniversary Melbourne walk, supported by another 1700 people in nine walks around regional Victoria.

Now into its second decade, we are happy to announce the 2019 walk will be back along the Yarra River. It is also important to note the event date is a week earlier than originally planned. This was necessitated to accommodate a re-scheduled major Melbourne event.

So, mark this date in your calendar – Sunday 18 August 2019register to start planning and fundraising today.

All the details can be found on our A Walk in the Park website.

Every dollar raised through A Walk in the Park helps support people living with Parkinson’s to lead full and active lives. With your support we are able to provide invaluable information, education and support services to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and health professionals.

Event details

Date: Sunday 18 August 2019

Location: Federation Square, Melbourne

Start time: The walk sets off at 11am. Entertainment and fun family activities begin at 9.30am.

Course: Starting at Federation Square, the 2km and 4km courses follow a leisurely route along the beautiful Yarra River, before returning to Federation Square. The course is mobility friendly and suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

Early Bird Registrations now open!

Each registered participant who raises more than $25, either as an individual or as part of a team, will receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park t-shirt to wear with pride on the day. Raise more than $75 and you will also receive A Walk in the Park beanie.

Raise more than $1000 and in recognition of your incredible contribution you’ll receive a VIP invitation to join us in the Parkinson’s Victoria Marquee and enjoy an array of privileges, including:

• A special commemorative 1K Club A Walk in the Park t-shirt

• VIP access to the head of the start line

• An opportunity to meet Parkinson’s Victoria board members and others in the 1K Club.

Volunteers needed

A Walk in the Park could not take place without our support crew of wonderful volunteers. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, including:

• Registrations

• Giving out t-shirts

• Event set up/pack down

• A general helping hand

All volunteers will receive a Support Crew t-shirt, a nourishing snack pack, sausage sizzle voucher and water. Shifts are generally from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Volunteers must be aged from 16 years, with all 16 and 17 years olds to be accompanied by an adult.

To get involved as a volunteer at A Walk in the Park, email us at info@parkinsons-vic.org.au or call 8809 0400.

 

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