A personal perspective on Young Onset Parkinson's
Just Walk 2012
March 21, 2012Posted by on
Last year, I signed up for Just Walk and many generous people sponsored me to complete my 20 km over the South Downs in West Sussex. Unfortunately, I was laid low by the ‘flu and a chest infection, which prevented me from participating in the event… but not from walking my 20 km of downs. I did the distance over similar terrain (closer to home) later in the year.
This year, I’ve had the ‘flu jab. This year, I’m not going to be stopped. This year, I’m going to join in with everybody else and experience the organised event. This year, I’m going to find out how my version of the walk compares to the real thing…
All monies raised will go (more or less) straight to Parkinson’s UK, the largest and most influential charity for Parkinson’s in the UK. They fund research into cures and therapies, provide information and advice and lobby for better health services – among many other things. And they’re nice people, too.