Our hero this week is Sarah Buckpitt who has started a Pedal for Parkinson’s Challenge in Tasmania to raise funds for Shake It Up. Together with fellow cyclists, friends and family, Sarah will be completing a 500km challenge over 5 days in May this year, and has already raised over $5,000! We spoke to Sarah to hear more about her story and the Pedal for Parkinson’s.
What drives your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
I have seen first hand what the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease can have on someone. Watching someone you love so dearly have their body overcome by this disease and slowly lose their independence is utterly tragic to witness. I wouldn’t wish this disease on my worst enemy and with that said it’s an honour to be a part of something bigger than just myself to help raise funds to go towards potentially life changing projects against this disease.