The Parkinson's Support Group is hosting a talk by entrepreneur Clyde Campbell this Thursday, September 12.
Mr Campbell was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 44.
He first noticed a tremor in his hand when he was holding notes, while presenting at a company meeting.
The question he asked himself was: "why me?"
More than 100,000 people in Australia have the disease.
After finding out he had the illness, he set about learning as much as possible about it and what was being done to slow the disease and eventually find a cure.
A man of energy, he started the Shake it Up Foundation, which has co-funded research projects across Australia to the value of $10.8 m.
The Shake it Up Foundation has also partnered with the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF), making it the largest non-government funding organisation for Parkinson's research in Australia.
Mr Campbell is coming to Goulburn at the invitation of the local Parkinson's Support Group.
Gill O'Connor, from the group, said Mr Campbell was an engaging speaker and she hoped people turned up to his talk.
"Even if people don't like to turn up to support groups, we want those with Parkinson's Disease to register with the Parkinson's NSW, because there is no other way of knowing how many people locally have the illness," Mrs O'Connor said.
She said the goal of the local support group was to raise enough funding for a local Parkinson's support nurse, as opposed to Mr Campbell's mission, which is to raise money for research into the disease.
The Parkinson's NSW contact number is 1800-644 189.
Mr Campbell's talk is on September 12 at 10.30am at the Goulburn Workers Club.
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