You can help Queenslanders living with Parkinson’s disease — and their family and friends — just by taking a walk in the park.

A Walk in the Park, a Parkinson’s Queensland event, is a leisurely non-competitive 4km walk along the Brisbane River boardwalk. It will be held in New Farm Park on Sunday 31 August with The Hon. Quentin Bryce in attendance.

For the sixth year running, members of the public are being encouraged to walk alongside people living with Parkinson’s, so they don’t have to walk alone.

“It’s the perfect day out for the whole family,” says Parkinson’s Queensland CEO Helen Crew, “including the family pooch! Families can enjoy free entertainment, food and activities for the kids whilst raising critical funds for Parkinson’s support, education, awareness and research services.

“Teams are central to the success of A Walk in the Park with colleagues, organisations, families and friends walking together to help reach the fundraising goal of $100,000.”

More than 1,000 people are expected to join the Walk; proceeds will go towards support services, information, education and research into Parkinson’s disease.

More than 17,000 Queenslanders live with the disease; it can strike anyone at any age and there is no known cure.

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