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Charity calls for supporters to help fund Parkinson's research

Charity calls for supporters to help fund Parkinson's research
29th June 2011

People in Sussex are being asked to show their support for Parkinson's disease research by taking on a walking challenge.

Parkinson's UK still has places available on its Seven Sisters Country Park challenge on July 3rd, although more than 75 fundraisers have already signed up, the Sussex Express reports.

The charity is eager to raise as much money as it can to fund its work with people living with Parkinson's disease, as well as to provide grants for research into the condition.

Regional fundraiser at Parkinson's UK Alyson Smith told the newspaper that the charity is really excited about the eight-mile walk, and the good work it can support.

"Our work is totally dependent on donations, and it is this kind of generosity that means we can continue our work to find a cure and improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson's," she added.

The charity estimates that one in every 500 people in the UK has Parkinson's disease, equating to around 120,000 individuals.

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