Your Impact

One Australian is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every 40 minutes.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Parkinsons

Why Walk?

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. With an estimated 200,000 Australian’s living with Parkinson’s, and over 2000 of those here in Canberra, it’s crucial that we support research, improve services and build awareness around Parkinson’s in our community.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s is proud to provide support and information for people living with Parkinson’s and their families in the ACT. We can’t do this without generous donations and fundraising efforts of those in the community!

Where the money goes

Jeff Smart was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at only 51 years of age – still in the prime of his life. He says many people don’t realise it can affect younger people as well.

“Many people think it’s an older person’s disease but one in five people with Parkinson’s are of working age. Just because I am living with Parkinson’s doesn’t mean I can’t have big adventures. Last year I walked over 1,000km on the ancient Camino path to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. I still work and am active in my community.”

If Jeff can trek more than 1000km you can get behind this walk! 

Your support makes a life-changing impact on the services available in Canberra to people living with Parkinson’s. This includes crucial offerings like Occupational Therapy, Counselling, and many Support Groups. 

Every donation helps fund research and makes these transformative services accessible to families impacted by Parkinson's.