Ten years ago, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Around the same time a very close family friend was also diagnosed and more recently another relative. This September I am joining Shake It Up Australia’s fundraising adventure ‘Camino for a Cure’ and walking five days of the Camino de Santiago in Spain to raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s research in Australia. Starting in Sarria, I will trek under the shade of old oak trees and into peaceful hamlets set against the rolling green backdrop of Galicia until I reach Santiago de Compostela. On what other adventure could I follow in the footsteps of the Romans, the Knights Templar, pilgrims and modern-day adventurers? All money raised will go directly to Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research (they're the Australian charity to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the US) and I want to do what I can to help and find a cure to this wretched disease. Parkinson’s statistics in Australia • Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological disease in Australia after dementia. • The disease affects an estimated 10 million individuals worldwide – 80,000 in Australia. • 32 Aussies are diagnosed with the disease every day. • 20% of sufferers are under 50 years old and 10% are diagnosed before the age of 40. You can help too, by donating to my page and helping me get to my $7,000 goal. Thank you for your generosity and support.