Funds raised this year – well done everyone, and our grateful thanks for your efforts!

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“Walk With Me” is an annual event conducted nationally through the eight member organisations of Ability First Australia.

Polio Australia is proud to be a member of Ability First Australia and is, once again, delighted to be partnering with Scope for Walk With Me Melbourne on Sunday, 1st September 2013 (Fathers Day), and with Northcott for Walk With Me Sydney on Friday, 13th September 2013. Our teams in these events are known as Melbourne Meander and Parramatta Promenade, respectively.

Last year, we only had 2 ‘walkers’ – John Tierney and Fran Henke – who still managed to raise $3,770 between them! This year sees the end of our 3-year philanthropic funding for the National Program Manager position, and so we are setting our Walk With Me fundraising sights much higher – please help us to achieve our target amounts in both Melbourne and Sydney.

The difference we can make together

Funds raised for Walk With Me will be used by Polio Australia to pay for much needed program development including annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreats, Regular Polio-Related Publications, Clinical Practice Modules, Community Education, and Systemic Advocacy.

Walk With Me 2013

Walk With Me is a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. The event will foster awareness and inclusion while raising much needed funds for organisations that support people with a disability across Australia.

Walk With Me is not a fun run, nor a competitive fitness event but a recreational walk. It provides family, friends, colleagues, businesses and members of the general public with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability.

So take the challenge, choose an event in your area and Walk With Me!

How to get involved

  • Join our walk – register to get involved with this inclusive community activity
  • Sponsor a walker! – choose who you would like to support – donations are tax deductible and can be made online.

Simply go to Polio Australia’s Melbourne Meander and Parramatta Promenade team webpages on the Walk With Me website and follow the prompts.

Event Details

"Melbourne Meander" Team
When: Sunday, 1st September 2013
Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
On the Day Registration: 9:00 am
Pre-registration check in: from 10:00 am
Pre Walk Warm Up: 10:45 am
Walk Starts: 11:00 am
Entertainment: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Event Concludes: 1:00 pm
Tickets: $50 family, $25 adult, $10 concession
"Parramatta Promenade" Team
When: Friday, 13th September 2013
Where: Banks of Parramatta River
(between Barry Wilde Bridge and Rivercat Wharf)
Length of Walk: 800m
On the Day Registration: 11:30 am
Walk Starts: 12:30 pm
Entertainment: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Entry: Free

For further information, please email Polio Australia.


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