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I can do that!: The long walk for a cure.

Byline: Tom Dowling

STOPPING off in Liverpool for a well earned rest this week was Tom Isaacs, who set off from London in April on a 4,500-mile coastal walk around Britain.

Seven years ago, Tom, 34, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

By the time he steps back into the capital he hopes to have raised pounds 250,000 towards a cure for the disease.

``I'm looking forward to the day when I can say I used to have Parkinson's,'' says Tom. ``I would like more people to know that Parkinson's affects young people, too. Of the 10,0000 people diagnosed each year, one in every 20 is under 40 years old.''

WELFARE and employment rights expert John Bucknall will be speaking to the South Liverpool branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society who meet on Wednesday at Elm Hall Drive Church Hall, Aigburth, 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 7, 2002
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