Dawn steps up for Parkinson’s at Ashton Court

Published on: 24 Aug 2017

Dawn May, 64, will be picking up the pace against Parkinson’s in the Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court on Sunday September 3.

Retired secondary school teacher Dawn from Clifton is taking on the longer four-mile walking route around the estate, and is hoping to raise £100 for Parkinson’s UK.

Dawn, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012, said: “Some of my Parkinson’s symptoms are that I drag my left leg and I hold my arm in a strange way. But since taking on Nordic Walking I’ve found my symptoms have improved, and now I’ve decided to get involved in the Walk for Parkinson’s event at Ashton Court.

“I’m looking forward to joining my friends on the day and walking together to help beat Parkinson’s. Taking part in the fundraiser will help fund vital research into the condition.”

The Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court, offers the choice of a 1.2 mile and four-mile walk, as well as a 5K or 10K run.

Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson’s UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s himself in 2011. Dave is encouraging as many people as possible to step up at the event.

He says: “Thank you to Dawn for signing up to walk for us this year.

“In 2016 I completed my own 200-mile Coast to Coast walk for Parkinson’s UK, it was tough but the sense of achievement when I crossed the finish line was fantastic.

“I know not everyone can walk that far, which is why our Walk/Run for Parkinson’s at Ashton Court with a choice of distances, is perfect for everyone.

“2017 is going to be our most ambitious year yet for the Walk for Parkinson’s series. With every pound that we raise we get closer to a cure. So please join us at Ashton Court and help us step closer to our goal of improving the lives of every person affected by Parkinson’s.”

To sign up to the Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkashtoncourt, call 020 7963 3912 or email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk 

Entry fee for walkers is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. The fee for runners is £15 for the 10K and £12 for the 5K.

The funds raised by Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court will help Parkinson’s UK’s work to provide support and information for people affected by Parkinson’s and to help find better treatments, and ultimately a cure.

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