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Our Campaign Storyends 24 Jul 2021, 11:59 PM
Live Life by Walking is a group of seniors walking weekly, to raise awareness and funds for charity - Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS). We aim to complete 100 km cumulative from 24/April 2021 to 24/July 2021 for ''Move to Beat Parkinson" (MTBP) Virtual Charity Walk 2021.
PSS is also celebrating its 25th Anniversary, in conjunction World Parkinson's Awareness Month.
Parkinson's Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in Singapore. It is a long-term disease of difficulties in initiation, co-ordination and control of movements, such as standing up and walking. Imbalance causing falls with injuries is common. Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's Disease, but staying active is the KEY.
Staying active and positive can help these people manage their conditions better. Since movements are difficult, they tend to become inactive, leading to declining strength, joint inflexibility and fitness level.
Your generous donations will support Parkinson Society Singapore, in continuing their programs of physiotherapy exercise classes, speech therapy classes, yoga, Tai Chi, Kickboxing and various activities, in improving the well-beings of all affected by Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers.
15/Jul 2021 - Total km covered is 100.22; target is 100km
15/Jul 2021 - Total donation raised is $3,680; target is $5,000
Thank you very much. :)
About The Charity
Parkinson is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting 3 out of every 1,000 people aged 50 and above. Singapore's first community-based Parkinson Centre at Bishan provides people with Parkinson and their caregivers with the much needed support beyond those provided in hospitals.
Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS) was formed on 16 December 1996 by a group of doctors and caregivers to help people living with Parkinson. The society was registered as a charity on 28 January 2000 and is a member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Since then, the Society has organized a number of programmes including therapeutic exercise programmes, social and recreational activities and annual public forums, aimed at improving the lives of People with Parkinson (PwP).
The Society also works closely with support groups in various hospitals and publishes newsletters and books to raise the awareness of Parkinson. In Singapore, there are more than 8,000 PwP and the number of PwP is expected to go up in our rapidly ageing population.