All funds raised by Parkinson’s ACT go directly to support our members, from support group meetings to research funding – see below. Members of Parkinson’s ACT also volunteer as patient educators at the ANU Medical School to help doctors-in-training learn more about diagnosis and the experience of those living with Parkinson’s.
Together we can make a difference.
Parkinson’s ACT award – ANU Medical School
In 2013 we were very proud to establish the Parkinson’s ACT Inc. Award at the ANU Medical School. This award was the inspiration of Dr George Webb, a member of the Parkinson’s ACT management committee. In 2015 it was given a new title in recognition of George’s tireless work for those living with Parkinson’s in the ACT and beyond: The Parkinson’s ACT George Webb Memorial Award.
This annual award currently provides $2,000 to help a third year student with a special interest in neurology undertake an elective placement at a centre of excellence in Australia or abroad.