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‘Walk in My Shoes’ for Parkinson’s New Zealand

25 October 2018


Parkinson’s New Zealand is encouraging people to ‘Walk in My Shoes’ for Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November.

‘Walk in My Shoes’ is a campaign that asks people to imagine the daily struggles of the 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand.

Parkinson’s New Zealand hopes people will get involved and lace up with Parkinson’s New Zealand shoelaces during Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

“We’ve all heard the saying – you don’t know what someone else’s life is like until you walk in their shoes. Parkinson’s is one of the most common neurological conditions in New Zealand, and we hope to increase awareness of the scenarios faced by people living with Parkinson’s,” said Deirdre O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Parkinson’s New Zealand.

“We are hopeful that more and more people will come forward and share their stories, especially on social media. By using the hashtag #parkinsonsnz you’re not only helping build awareness of Parkinson’s, you’re also building our Parkinson’s New Zealand community.”

Parkinson’s New Zealand is delighted to announce the launch of a new website in conjunction with Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The new website will help Parkinson’s New Zealand extend support to more people. Visitors will find an easy to use layout with accessible features. Among the new features are enhanced news, events and resources sections.

During Parkinson’s Awareness Week volunteers will be out in force around the country to raise vital funds for education programmes and support for people living with Parkinson’s. You can make a donation on the Parkinson’s New Zealand website www.parkinsons.org.nz.


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