Pause 4 Parkinson’s Afternoon Tea Honours Arnie’s Memory

Our hero this week is Cheryl who hosted an afternoon tea for Pause 4 Parkinson’s.   Cheryl’s husband Arnie sadly passed away last year but hasn’t stopped her from continuing to honour his memory and raising funds for a cure.  The afternoon tea hosted friends and family at their home and was a great success with everyone saying they will be back next year. 

What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s?

My dear husband suffered from a rare form of Parkinson’s PSP for 12+ years,  I gave up work to nurse him in his last 3 yrs.  Arnie passed away in May 2017 and was such a beautiful and strong person who never complained, he always thanked me for looking after him. The event was a way to honour his memory so that one day there may be a cure for Parkinson’s.

Why Shake It Up Australia?

I choose to support Shake It Up as I read about their work and also liked the funds are not given to other companies –  100% goes to Parkinson’s research.

Tell us what you are doing/did to Shake Things Up?

I hosted an afternoon tea in memory of Arnie and l hope that we can continue to raise funds for a cure. Our children and even our grandchildren all got involved and I know our Arnie would have been so proud of how they helped on Saturday at the tea.

Greatest Reward?

Our reward was raising funds and seeing how generous our friends were in giving to find a cure for Parkinson’s.

Best advice for people looking to Shake It Up?

Everyone had a great time and said they will be back next year.

If you would like to get involved and help find a cure for Parkinson’s, head on over to our ‘Getting Involved’ section and find out how you can make a difference.