Hi, my name’s Marion and I was diagnosed 4 years ago with Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s one of those old people diseases, but when you’re not “old” and you start to meet other “not old” people, it really motivates you to get out and do something to help find a cure. When I saw the Bay of Fire trip in my email, I knew that I just had to be a part of this walk.
My daughter Jess and I were going to walk last year through Tuscany, but unfortunately that was cancelled due to Covid.
We did our first walk in 2018 in Spain, ‘The Camino’, from Sarria to Santiago. There’s nothing so exhilarating like stepping out of your comfort zone and seeing the world in a different way with other like-minded people. And then to know that you’re raising funds for a great cause—to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease—is the best feeling ever.
What motivated you to sign up for the Bay of Fires trek?
Pretty much anything that is a holiday!