Mates Come Together to Help Find a Cure for Parkinson’s

Mates come together to help find a cure for Parkinson’s.   After previously competing in 10 ocean water swims the team vowed never to do it again.  That all changed the day their mate and team member Chris Winter was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  In the true spirit of friendship the team rallied together for “One Last Time” and in March will be taking on the Port to Pub swim from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island – a direct crossing of 19.7km. 

The team also featured on Today Tonight – You can watch the full story here.

About One Last Time

From 1999 to 2011, a very strong, good looking set of close mates completed the Rottnest Channel Swin on 10 separate occasions. After the 2011 swim, the team decided that 10 times was enough and we vowed never to do the swim again….. As the years rolled on, one of our team members Chris Winter was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. One night when we were all together (and with the possibility of a few ales under our skin) we thought it would be a fitting tribute to our good mate Chris to get the team back together for ONE LAST TIME and enter the 2018 Port to Pub swim!

The team has been assembled and consists of the original 4 swimmers plus some new additions to the team. Our original support crew have also thrown themselves behind us with boat driving, paddlers, other support crew all there to encourage us on the day.

More importantly we want to do this swim for 2 reasons;

• Raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and

• Raise money for research into Parkinson’s Disease.

You can support the team by making a donation to their fundraising page.

The team shared what drives them to make a difference

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

The team are aware of the impact on Chris and are keen to raise funds towards seeking a cure.

Why Shake It Up Australia?

Shake it up has significant funds in research and in conjunction with the Michael J Fox foundation is able to put additional funds into research in Australia.

Tell us what you are doing to Shake Things Up?

We are having a boomerang in our dance for Shake it up!

Greatest Reward?

Our greatest reward would be to see ourselves attracting in excess of $20,000 and researchers working their hearts out seeking progress in the research for a cure.

Best advice for people looking to Shake It Up?

Get yourself a plan and well in advance of the dates of your event go to all the friends and families of your team.accessing TV and other means of spreading the word on your cause.

Find out how you can get involved. There’s something for everyone whether it’s participating in an athletic event, hosting an event this April for Pause 4 Parkinson’s or making a donation.  Together we can make a difference!