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A SPON­SORED 5k walk for Parkin­sons will take place in Ark­low on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 at 11 a.m.

On the tenth an­niver­sary of his di­ag­no­sis with Parkin­son’s dis­ease, long-time Ark­low res­i­dent and for­mer busi­ness teacher in St Mary’s Col­lege Ken Moroney is invit­ing any­body in­ter­ested to take part in a spon­sored walk. All of funds raised will go to the Parkin­sons As­so­ci­a­tion of Ire­land.

Since his di­ag­no­sis, Ken has made an enor­mous ef­fort to keep ac­tive be­cause ex­er­cise forms an in­te­gral part of treat­ment for Parkin­son’s. He has com­pleted three Camino walks in the last ten years but now finds it more dif­fi­cult to walk and is aided by a walker.

The walk is roughly 5K, start­ing at Ard­glen, Vale Road along a route down the river­bank fin­ish­ing at the Duck pond around 12.30 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion on tak­ing part or to do­nate, visit www.ido­nate.ie/10forken or email ca­[email protected]­mail.com.

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