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Fight Parkinson’s Awards 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

Each year, Fight Parkinson’s recognises Peer Support Group leaders, participants and community members who significantly contribute to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their families.

This annual awards program recognises the services of both individuals and groups for their contribution to activities, years of services and outstanding commitment to the Parkinson’s community.

If you would like to see an individual or group acknowledged for their service to your local community, or the wider Parkinson’s community, nominate them for a Fight Parkinson’s Recognition Award!

It may be a group leader, local business supporter, a health care professional or anyone who has shown outstanding support or service to the community. 

The following awards are open to nominations from all members of the community, not only members of Fight Parkinson’s:

Sir Zelman Cowen Award

This award, the highest honour available, is presented annually to an individual, recognising their outstanding service to Fight Parkinson’s and services to people living with Parkinson’s.

Sir Zelman Cowen generously gave permission for the award to be in his name, which is most appropriate, recognising his own outstanding community service to all Australians, and his personal journey with Parkinson’s.

Harold Waldron Carer’s Award

In its second year, this award honours a family member or friend who has been touched by Parkinson’s and has made a significant difference to the Parkinson’s community, through their voluntary leadership or support of a leader, through their consistency, length of service and dedication to the community.

Honorary Life Membership

Recognises outstanding service, normally over a period of at least 15 years.

Five, Ten and Fifteen Year Services Awards

Recognises the continuous service of volunteers in an administrative, project or service capacity.

Community Recognition Award

Recognises the significant contribution of an individual or an organisation to events or activities.

Nominations for the awards are now closed. Award recipients will be announced at the Fight Parkinson’s AGM in November 2021.


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