People in the West Midlands are invited to join Parkinson’s UK at Sutton Park, Birmingham on Saturday 22 July 2023 for a fundraising walk to help fund vital research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.
Walk for Parkinson's is the charity's national community fundraising series, and everyone is encouraged to get involved to get active, meet new people, and help fund life-changing research.
The Walk for Parkinson’s event offers distances to suit everyone where you can explore the stunning woodlands and lakes of Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe. There are two routes to choose from:
- a shorter, family friendly two mile route which is fully accessible
- a six mile route for those wanting to take on more of a challenge
All walkers will warm up and set off together, before finishing at their own pace.
Aaron Coleman, Regional Fundraiser for West MIdlands at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Every hour, two more people in the UK are diagnosed, meaning 1 in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Parkinson's in their lifetime.
“There’s no cure for Parkinson’s. Yet. But if we walk together, we can make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. We can make breakthroughs. We can find a cure.
Whatever your age or fitness level, we’d love to see you at Sutton Park, Birmingham to Walk for Parkinson’s. Take the first step and sign up today!”
It costs just £12 to sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s (under 18s go free!) and it's suggested you try and raise £50 in sponsorship. All walkers will receive a fundraising pack with tips and advice, sponsorship forms and an exclusive Walk for Parkinson’s t-shirt to wear on the day.