On mission to beat Parkin­son’s

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

WINEY SUEN will tackle five triathlons, in­clud­ing one of Olympic length, to raise money for Ned­lands-based char­ity Parkin­son’s WA.

Ms Suen and her fam­ily have been in­volved in the fight against the dis­ease for sev­eral years.

She has taken on var­i­ous chal­lenges to raise aware­ness and funds, how­ever the Olympic triathlon will be her big­gest yet.

“I’m hop­ing to raise more money than ever be­fore,” Ms Suen said.

“I was only eight when my dad was di­ag­nosed with young-on­set Parkin­son’s.

“In 2006, at 20 years old, I re­alised that how you look or what you do should not de­fine who you are, so I gave up my lovely long hair to raise money – I guess I never looked back.”

It is es­ti­mated that there are about 100,000 peo­ple living with Parkin­son's dis­ease in Australia.

The con­di­tion af­fects more than 8000 West Aus­tralians.

“Parkin­son’s has been such a huge part of my fam­ily’s life for so long that I don’t re­mem­ber life with­out Parkin­son’s, but I can def­i­nitely imag­ine a world with­out it,” Ms Suen said.

Ms Suen is aim­ing to raise $2000. To do­nate go to https://give.ev­ery­day­hero.com/ au/Winey155km.

Winey Suen is keen to raise aware­ness and funds for Parkin­son’s WA.

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