Step closer to a cure for Parkinson's
in the North West
PEOPLE in the North West are being
asked to unite with thousands of others across the UK and step closer to a cure
for Parkinson's. Parkinson's UK is launching Walk for Parkinson's 2018, on
Thursday, 11 January 2018, and the charity is inviting people of all ages and
abilities to sign up to a walk near them.
Walks in the North West include Calder Valley, on Sunday, 24 June 2018, which is a
brand new location for 2018, and Chester, on Sunday, 23 September 2018.
There are shorter and longer distances to choose from, so whether you're up for
a challenging walk or a gentle stroll, there is something for everyone. Team
entries are welcome, so why not sign up with your friends, family and
Walking and other types of exercise is particularly important for people with
Parkinson's as research shows that 2 and ₤ hours of exercise a week can
help slow progression of symptoms. Exercise also has a positive impact on
wellbeing and mental health.
Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking
for Parkinson's UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. He is a
keen walker himself and is encouraging people to get involved. He said:-
'We want to make 2018 our biggest year yet for the Walk for Parkinson's series.
I'd like to invite everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to take advantage
of the many different types of walks, scenic routes and distances available.
Exercise can be really beneficial for people living with Parkinson's. It is as
important to me as my medication in helping me take control and manage my
So please join us at 1 of our Walk for Parkinson's in the North West. Every
step takes us closer to a cure and our goal of improving the lives of everyone
affected by Parkinson's'.
Last year's Walk for Parkinson's series had more than 4,300 people sign up to
walk and between them they raised ₤417,700. In the North West more than 100
walkers got involved and raised ₤9,300. All money raised by Walk for Parkinson's will be used to help find better
treatments, and ultimately a cure, as well as providing support and information
for the 145,000 people affected by Parkinson's across the UK. To find out more
about the walks go to:-