Parkinson’s Awareness Month is held in April each year to increase awareness for a condition that affects over 150,000 Australians. It is the second most common neurological condition after dementia. A very common feature of Parkinson’s is sleep disturbance that affects between 60-90% of those living with Parkinson’s. Research suggests that a lack of healthy sleep can impact the severity of symptoms and acknowledges the benefits that come from good quality sleep. One of our customers, who is living with early onset Parkinson’s Disease, shared his experience with SleepHub recently, and how it has made a significant difference to the quality and quantity of his sleep. Read his story here.
Joe Kelly MP and his brother Vince Kelly have experienced Parkinson’s first hand with both parents living with the disease. In an effort to raise awareness and money that supports others living with Parkinson’s Disease, Joe and Vince have embarked on a 550km walk from Taroom to Brisbane. The Really Big Walk was launched on 30th March at Parliament House in Brisbane with Hon Yvette D’ath, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, wishing Joe and Vince all the best on their journey.
The Really Big Walk will culminate in a Family Fun Day on Sunday, 16th April at Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill, where you are invited to join Joe and Vince Kelly on the final 2km of their 550km journey. There’ll be lots to do for the whole family!
You can show your support by purchasing tickets in the Raffle Ticket draw with the chance to win one of five Wenatex healthy sleep packs. The winners will be drawn and announced at the Family Fun Day on Sunday, 16th April. Not in Brisbane? No worries. You don’t have to be at the draw to claim your prize.