Walk, run … just do it! Sunday, August 26

Meet Jack: Event ambassador Jack Vidgen. MUCH-LOVED Australian entertainer Marty Rhone is calling on folk to take part in this year’s Parkinson’s Unity Walk and Run.
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The Sydney leg of the national event will be held at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, August 26, and serves as a major fund-raiser for Parkinson’s Australia.

Mr Rhone has been involved with the event since it started in August 2008.

“Parkinson’s is a disease that is fast growing in prevalence and contrary to the myth that it can only effect older people, 15 per cent of the 80,000 Australians with the disease are under 40,” he said.

“This year we hope to crack the $1 million mark nationally and I want NSW to lead the way.

“The money raised will go into finding a cure for this terrible disease and supporting people with Parkinson’s and their families.”

So far, more than $900,000 has been raised for the cause.

On the day, three events will be contested: the 8 kilometre run; 4 kilometre run and the walk.

Registration for the first event, the 8 kilometre run is from 7am.

Following the walk, at around 12.30pm, there will be entertainment, including a performance by this year’s ambassador, Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, food and fun for all.

Event entry costs $30 for adults, $20 for children [6-16 years] and $10 for dogs.

Of course, participants are encouraged to fundraise in the lead up to the event to fatten the final tally.

For more details and to register visit unitywalk南京夜网.au or unityrun南京夜网.au.

Fairfax readers have an extra incentive to take part in this year’s event.

Simply by registering in either of the runs or the walk, one reader will be awarded a mega prize pack containing: A meeting and walk with Jack Vidgen; a Jack Pack [Jack’s two albums, t-shirt, signed poster and a slap band]; two night’s accommodation at ACCOR’s Pullman Hotel at the Olympic Park, including breakfast for two in the Bacar Restaurant and overnight parking; and two tickets for The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary concert at Allphones Arena on August 30.

To enter, register for the event online and then send a copy of your registration E ticket to, Jack Vidgen Meet and Greet, PO Box 905, Fairfield, NSW 2165.

Include on the back of the envelope your name, suburb and contact phone number.

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