Run4aReason: Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy
Nov. 30, 2015
Last year, Richard Wolany was diagnosed with Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurological condition affecting the parts of the brain that control walking, eye movements, balance, speech and swallowing.
While difficult news for the whole family, Richard's diagnosis became the inspiration for his daughters Bree and Samantha Wolany to set themselves a big challenge – to run 42km in the Melbourne Marathon on 18 October to raise funds to support research and much needed awareness of this debilitating condition.
“Dad always inspired us to dig deep and give back where we can. We’ve given ourselves five months to complete our goal of raising $25,000 for PSP through running the Melbourne Marathon,” says Bree.
Each donation to Run4aReason will help us get closer to our goal of raising $60,000 for a Research Fellowship to help better understand the causes, treat and find a cure for Atypical Parkinson’s conditions such as PSP. Sam and Bree have smashed their fundraising goal - raising more than $32,500 – what an incredible effort!