Our hero this week is Wendy, who took on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Half Marathon. Due to Covid-19, this event was run virtually and participants could run any route within their local restrictions. Wendy dedicated her run to her sister who has Parkinson’s, making the distance from Ingleside to Clontarf and celebrating with a walk in Manly. And Wendy raised $1,324 for Parkinson’s Research along the way. We asked Wendy to tell us her story.
What drives your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
Our family has a history of Parkinson’s disease including my Mum, Aunty and now my beautiful sister. It is so hard watching the terrible mental and physical effects this disease can have on the human body. A cure for Parkinson’s would be amazing.