Local servo to raise funds for Parkinson's

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Friday, 13 October 2017 (All day)

On Friday October 13, the Bailey Centre Liberty Service Station will donate 10 cents per litre of petrol sold to the Coffs Harbour Parkinson’s Support Group Nurses Fund.

The Bailey Centre owner, Mr Paul Amos is hoping to raise at least $4000 which will go toward funding a Parkinson’s Nurse for the Coffs Harbour and surrounding regions.

Parkinson’s NSW Registered Nurses may assist with in-home assessments, supervision of medication, symptom management, referrals, emotional support and education for people living with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition which affects the brain’s ability to control movement and may also be associated with other symptoms including mood, depression and anxiety. There is no cure.

In Australia, every hour of every day someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s. There are 80,000 people with Parkinson’s across all age groups. Whilst the majority of people affected are over 60 at the time of diagnosis, 20% are of working age and 10% are under the age of 40.

About Parkinson’s NSW
Parkinson’s NSW funds research for people living with Parkinson’s and is the only organisation in NSW providing services including an InfoLine staffed by health professionals, counselling, support groups, information and education events to people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

For more information about Parkinson's visit the website www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au or contact the InfoLine (freecall) 1800 644 189