Rising to the Challenge to Support Parkinson’s
Wednesday, 14th November 2018

How a personal challenge can raise awareness and hope for a cure

Thinking of shaving your longstanding beard? How about losing some extra kilos? Or walking from Sydney to Dubbo? We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people wanting to take on personal challenges while championing funding and awareness for Parkinson’s Research – and there is a good reason for this new wave. Personal challenges are a positive way to get your message out there and encourage others to get on board.

How does it work?

You set yourself a personal challenge and ask friends, family or colleagues to keep you to the challenge by making a donation to your fundraising page. The challenge can be anything you imagine!

A great example is our hero Don who set himself the challenge of losing 20kgs before 26 October. He collected promises for donations to benefit Parkinson’s research if he reached his target. Or Rod who sought donations as votes for whether he should shave or keep his wolverine-style beard!

There really is no limit to what you can challenge yourself to achieve. What’s more, there’s a strong connection to the challenge of living with Parkinson’s. Taking on a physical challenge, in particular, is a fantastic way to highlight the endurance battle for Parkinson’s sufferers. For example, we’ve featured is Dave who is walking over 400kms from Sydney to Dubbo with a few mates. Or the Budgy Boys who walked 50kms from Bondi to Narrabeen in one day in their budgy smugglers or Jordan who chopped off his dreadlocks for the cause!