Our hero this week is our ambassador and professional waterman, Lincoln Dews, who is taking on a 200km paddle board with a friend for Shake It Up.
The challenge will take 4 days, starting today, and involve white water rapids and waterfalls! Their goal is to finish the entire run, non stop and unassisted, catching what sleep they can on the river bed.
Lincoln Dews is a professional waterman and has made a name for himself as a multiple time world champion, and high performance athlete, featuring in some of the toughest ocean racing events on the globe.
Lincoln’s exposure to Parkinson’s disease, started at a young age. With his late grandfather suffering debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s. Fast forward 20 years and recently his father has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
“It’s been hard to watch someone who I’ve idolised, and shared a close connection with me effected by a disease like Parkinson’s.”
Lincoln and his father Geoff still often race together in premier offshore yacht races around Australia.