On mission to beat Parkinson’s
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.