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 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!

How can I start a personal challenge to raise funds for Parkinson’s Research?

We’d love to have you on the team, challenging yourself for Parkinson’s Research! The first step is to contact us and have your idea approved.

Once you’ve spoken to use and your idea is approved, your next step is to spread the word far and wide so all your friends and family jump on board with your challenge by donating and raising awareness about Parkinson’s.

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!

If you have an idea for a personal challenge we would love to hear from you.   Contact us via email or give us a call on 1300 361 803.