Local Salesman Brian Chenoweth along side his employers at 2nd Chance Building Supplies have raised more than $1700 at a Pause 4 Parkinson’s event.
Mr Chenoweth was diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years ago and that has made him work harder than ever to raise funds to conquer the condition.
Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects the control of body movements and 32 people are diagnosed with it in Australia every day.
Pause 4 Parkinson’s is a campaign, run by Shake It Up Foundation, to ask Australians to stop and mark World Parkinson’s Day.
During the day generous donations came in at $878.65.
2nd Chance Building Supplies owners Steve and Kym Mitrov matched the amount bringing the total donated to the Shake it Up Foundation $1,757.30.
“We met quite a few people who have Parkinson’s and their families and that was lovely,” Ms Mitrov said.
As Mr Chenoweth is also a painter and one of the sort after raffle prizes was one of his creations.
He currently sells these artworks at the shop and donates all the funds to further Parkinson’s research.
Mr Chenoweth said there would have been at least 100 people that come to the barbecue.
“There were probably half a dozen people and their partners who came to introduced themselves to my wife and I,” he said.
“It was good to get their perspective.
“It was a great day and so many people came to chat.”
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