CROSSMARK supports Marissa’s “A Walk in the Park" for Parkinson's Victoria

1,500 people walking all dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s

This week saw CROSSMARK's Client Manager Marissa Thermos complete "“A Walk In The Park” to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Victoria.

It is with great pride that we can support Marissa in a cause very close to her heart as she spreads her message to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's, and advance the search for a cure. 

Here is her story....

"On Sunday 28th August together with family and friends I walked the “A Walk In The Park” for Parkinson’s Victoria to raise awareness and money for those living with Parkinson’s Disease and for research into finding a cure.

5 years ago my mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease and no indication on what causes the disease to occur in some and not others. The walk brought together people from all walks of life – those living with Parkinson’s, families and carers, and health professionals.

The atmosphere was fantastic, the sun was shining, and there were over 1,500 people walking all dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Collectively our team “The Red Hot Milly Steppers” raised over $1900 and the whole event so far has raised over $185,000.

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to those who supported this great cause, whether it be with a donation, by walking with us or by simply spreading the message. Hopefully one day we will have a cure "