Unity Walk tomorrow
I’m looking forward to the Unity Walk (http://www.unitywalk.com.au) event tomorrow.
For those who don’t know what the Unity Walk is about, it’s a annual fundraising event held in Australia for Parkinson’s Victoria, an organisation that provides services, programs and research, educate the community and liaise with government and other bodies on Parkinson’s related issues.
The walk will consist of a 4km course and does a circuit of Melbourne’s picturesque Yarra River, passing through Birrarung Marr. Starting at iconic Melbourne Federation Square, walkers follow the scenic Yarra walking path in a clockwise direction with the turning point being Morrel Bridge to the east and Princes Bridge to the west.
This event is close to my heart as my mentor and close friend C was diagnosed with PD 3 years ago. Here’s a an excerpt of C’s PD Everyday Hero website..
“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 3 years ago at age 45. It has a devastating effect on my life and took me a while to overcome the initial shock and to deal with it. It is a long term battle for me and my family and we truly appreciate your support to this fund raising effort.
C is truly my everyday hero..the most brillant technical specialist I’ve every known and you cannot begin to imagine how devastating it is to be struck down with PD at the prime of his working career.
C is a fellow gadgeteer and have been waiting to see my S5 in the flesh. He owns a Lifebook U1010 and is waiting for eagerly for the MacTablet!
I’ll be bringing along my blogging tools – the HTC Advantage for picture taking and the S5 for vilivboys blogging purposes.
So stay tuned for a blog post of this special event and some scenic pics of Melbourne Australia.