To keep our Parkinson's community safe, we might not be taking a physical Walk in the Park in Geelong in 2020, however we will be celebrating 'virtually'.
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In 2018 and 2019 Geelong hosted A Walk in the Park and provided an opportunity for people living in Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast to come together as a strong and vibrant community to raise awareness and vital funds to support those living with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s Victoria has made the difficult decision to change the direction of A Walk in the Park 2020. All indications are that social distancing is going to be with us for a while yet, particularly for large gatherings. This means the scheduled Melbourne and regional walks will not be held this year. During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to unite our community. So we have committed to provide a new, virtual online community event for the Parkinson’s Community in 2020. Full details will be provided over coming weeks. Keep an eye on this page for further announcements and updates.
Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive neurological condition. In Victoria alone, 27,000 people are living with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s symptoms result from a progressive degeneration of particular brain cells. This degeneration affects the nervous system and alters co-ordination and movement together with non-motor symptoms such as pain, cognitive change and problems with sleep.
The condition affects people in different ways – no two people will have exactly the same symptoms or experience.Why walk?
A Walk in the Park Geelong is held in the picturesque Eastern Park. The 2km walk circuits the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
There are many reasons why people want to get involved in A Walk in the Park Geelong.
Whatever your reason, please show your support and take A ‘virtual’ Walk in the Park in Geelong in 2020.
As well as registering participants can raise more vital funds for Parkinson’s Victoria by fundraising.
If you want to fundraise during the year, let us know and we can help.
Parkinson’s Victoria is a leading not-for-profit focused solely on supporting people living with Parkinson’s to lead full and active lives. Our skilled health team provide specialist information, education and peer support to people living with Parkinson’s, their families and healthcare professionals. To find out more go to www.parkinsonsvic.org.au