Our hero this week is Alistair, who took on the mighty challenge of the Brisbane Half Marathon for Parkinson’s. Alistair is inspired by his Dad who has Parkinson’s and Grandfather who had Parkinson’s.
Starting off with a small fundraising goal of $1,000, Alistair soon realised he’d need to adjust his fundraising target as his friends and family donated generously and left kind messages of support. In the end, Alistair raised $6,560 for Parkinson’s research with their help and ran the half marathon in just over 2 hours. Congratulations Alistair!
We spoke with Alistair to find out more about what motivated him to fundraise for Shake It Up.
What drives your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
My Dad has Parkinson’s, My grandfather (Dad’s father) had Parkinson’s and I wanted to do something that benefit research into Parkinson’s – not just for myself and my sons or my sister and her boys but for every family affected by Parkinson’s disease.