Kumanovski family on target for $10,000 for research into Parkinson’s Disease

Family united for a cause: Ben, Juliet, Madeline, Marion and Greg Kumanovski with dog Bailey during a fundraising effort 12 months ago for the Parkinson's Unity Walk and Run. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
Family united for a cause: Ben, Juliet, Madeline, Marion and Greg Kumanovski with dog Bailey during a fundraising effort 12 months ago for the Parkinson's Unity Walk and Run. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

The Kumanovski family is on target to raise $10,000 Parkinson’s research.

Inspired by Marion Kumanovski who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in May last year husband Greg Kumanovski and his family have actively looked for opportunities to help find a cure.

Recently Mrs Kumanovski and daughter Jessica started a new fundraiser and have already raised more than $8200.

They are doing the Camino for a Cure Walk in September and are well on the way to their $10,000 target.

The Shake It Up Australia Foundation fundraiser sees every dollar raised matched by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for research in Australia.

Mr Kumanovski, of Global Pictures, is so proud his daughter and the support she has received on the Kumo’s for a Cure page where Jessica tells the story of her mum’s diagnosis and the signs leading up to it.

“It shook our world upside down. Marion has been tackling the disease head on with medication, diet and exercise. But there is no cure. Much more research is needed but there is no government funding for Parkinson’s research. It is all up to us to donate to find a cure.”

Jessica said she is also selling tote bags for the cause with 100 per cent of the profits going to the fundraiser.

“So far, we’ve raised over $600 for the fundraiser, which ends next Wednesday the 16th August,” she said.

“We are just $1,725 shy of our goal. I means the world to mum.”

Around 80,000 Australians have Parkinson’s Disease. It is a neuro-degenerative disease that causes shakes and tremors and many other symptoms that progressively get worse until the person cannot control their body. 

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