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Coxy’s Long Walk

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About Coxy’s Long Walk

You may have heard that like 80,000 other Australians I have Parkinson’s. Diagnosed 5 years ago I continued to work until January 2017 at which point I retired on medical grounds. Life is good and fortunately I’m still in fairly good nick. So with the extra time on my hands I thought now’s the time to have a go at something crazy and in the process raise some much needed money to help fund Parkinson’s Research. ‘Coxy’s Long Walk’ is this crazy undertaking . My very good friends David Hynd, Bradley and Narelle Floyd and my eldest son James will set out with me on November 7th to walk the 400kms from Sydney to Dubbo. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Shake It Up Foundation to help fund the research to find that elusive cure for Parkinson's. The $30,000 becomes $60,000 as the Michael J Fox Foundation matches every dollar we make. Why Sydney to Dubbo you may ask? Being a descendant of first fleet convicts the walk retraces my family's westward migration over the last two hundred plus years. We're starting in Orchard Hills near Penrith , from the very place Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson began their expedition in 1813 to cross the Blue Mountains. We will be on the road for 18 days walking through the traditional lands of the Dareebin, Dharuk, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri nations. Along the way we are staying in country pubs, historic cottages and community halls and plan to arrive in Dubbo on November 24th. So if you are able and feel inclined to support us with a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved . Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. It will no doubt be a challenge but I'm sure a lot of fun and its all for a great cause . Thank you for your generosity and support and stay tuned over the coming months in the buildup to Coxy’s Long Walk!

Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) promotes and funds Parkinson’s disease research in Australia aimed at better treatments and ultimately a cure.

To date, the foundation together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation have co-funded over $10.8 Million into Australian Parkinson's research and are the largest non-government funders across multiple research institutes.

The foundation was established by Clyde Campbell, a father of three and business owner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009 at the age of 44. Clyde set out to find out as much as he could about the disease and determine what he could do in a practical sense to assist. His search led him to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in the United States and the remarkable work they do to fund medical research targeted at finding better treatments on the path to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We also guarantee that 100% of your donation is directed into research, this is made possible by our founding directors covering all overhead and administration costs of the foundation.

As the country’s leader in strategic Parkinson’s research funding we are excited about the talent we have in our Australian institutes and the prospect that their work will take us closer to a cure.
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