Valerie Lester, Trish and Bill Kerr on a previous walk.

Parkinson’s Victoria is calling on the community to support A Walk in the Park on Sunday, August 26.

After a break last year, Bendigo is hosting its third walk.

Walkers will set off for a two-kilometre stroll around Lake Weeroona at 11am.

Participation is by gold coin donation.

A sausage sizzle will be provided, with the $2 purchase price adding to the fundraising total, and raffle tickets will be sold on the day.

Across the state, the aim is to bring the total number of walkers who have taken part since the walk’s inception to 27,000, which is the number of Victorians today living with the chronic neurological condition.

A Walk in the Park is the largest community event in Victoria

dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s lead full and active lives.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects movement.

Approximately 80,000 Australians are living with Parkinson’s.

Every day, a further 30 people are diagnosed with the condition, for which there is currently no cure.

Parkinson’s Victoria chief executive officer Emma Collin said about 22,660 people have joined the walks since the first one held in 2009.

“This year, we hope to bring that total to 27,000, which represents the number of Victorians living with Parkinson’s,” she said.

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