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!