Our fundraising hero this week is Brodie, who ran a half marathon in the Brisbane Marathon Festival and raised $2,020 for Shake It Up to further Parkinson’s research. We spoke with Brodie to hear a bit more about his motivation to run for Parkinson’s.
Be inspired by Brodie’s story and challenge yourself to take on a physical challenge. City2Surf, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Melbourne Marathon Festival, Canberra Fun Run…the list goes on! Find a fun run in your city and be part of finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
What inspires your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
My commitment is inspired by watching my father face the daily physical and mental struggles Parkinson’s disease puts in front of you and, just as much, watching my mother face also the daily physical and mental struggles of being he’s full-time carer. Having them both live an easier and simpler life by one day finding a cure to Parkinson’s, which would feel like a lottery ticket, fills me drive and motivation.
What did you do to ‘shake things up’ and fundraise?
To shake things up, I took a healthier approach to my own life and completed a half marathon at the Brisbane Marathon Festival with my friend Jack. We finished it in two hours and twenty one minutes.
What advice do you have for others looking to make a difference?
As a whole we can make great things happen. If you are financially in the right position, you can make a difference by donating to Shake It Up Australia, start a fundraiser and set a physical challenge for yourself or by simply spreading awareness when and where ever you can.
Could you challenge yourself to run, swim or walk and raise funds for Parkinson’s? We need your help to raise awareness about Parkinson’s and vital funds for research towards a cure. Find out how you can get involved today.
100% of all funds raised will go directly towards cutting-edge Parkinson’s Research for better treatments to slow, stop and prevent Parkinson’s progression.