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Broadcaster and journalist Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 11 years ago.

Step Out in Newcastle for Parkinson’s UK

Unite with thousands of others to accelerate breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research.

People in Newcastle can now sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s Newcastle, on the Quayside on Saturday, 27 August. 

The money raised will help fund Parkinson’s UK’s vital work, which aims to transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. In the UK, there are around 145,000 people already living with Parkinson’s, including an estimated 6,300 in the North East.

Broadcaster and journalist Dave Clark is supporting Walk for Parkinson’s. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 44 and has since helped raise over £350,000 for the charity through walking challenges, including an incredible £43,000 in 2020 when he walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall.

He said: “I’ve been living with Parkinson’s for 11 years now. It’s not always been easy, but I’m determined to stay positive and embrace life. Throwing myself into fundraising and awareness-raising about the condition is one of the ways I do that.

“Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, so finding a cure really can’t wait. Uniting with thousands of others to take part in Walk for Parkinson’s is a great way to help move us closer to that goal. However you choose to get involved, you’ll be accelerating breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research. Together, we can make a real difference.”

Ann Rowe, Head of Regional Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said:

“Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently, there is no cure. Current treatments aren’t good enough, and people can experience distressing side effects from their medication. Parkinson’s UK is leading the way towards research breakthroughs, but we need your support.

“Together, we can take strides towards finding a cure.”

To take part in Walk for Parkinson’s Newcastle, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/walknewcastle