Our hero this week is Alicia, who walked 200km over the month of September for Parkinson’s along with her furry friend, Charlie! She raised an amazing $1,620 for Shake It Up to further research towards a cure for Parkinson’s. We spoke to Alicia to hear about her challenge.
What drives your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
My best friends beautiful mum; Christine, has Parkinson’s Disease. She was diagnosed in her 40’s and since then, the condition has slowly affected almost every area of her life. Despite this, she continues to be one of the kindest, loving people I know. Christine is constantly putting the needs of those around her above her own and goes out of her way to support those she loves; even on days when her symptoms take over. This is why I committed to fundraising for Parkinson’s. I truly believe that one day we can find a cure for Parkinson’s so that those suffering with the condition can live a comfortable, symptom-free life ????