Walk for Pete

Walk, Run + Roll for Pete

Tasmania has the highest prevalence of MS in Australia and it touches many Tasmanian and Australian families.

My family is just one of those.

My eldest brother Peter was diagnosed with MS at just 23 years of age - shortly after he and his wife Debbie were married.

That was 42 years ago so MS is something our family has known about, witnessed, and in his case, lived with for all that time. 

Peter has Primary Progressive MS. Most of the damage he experienced was from early attacks although there has been a gradual, but definite deterioration over the years.

Peter’s balance is not good. He has strength issues, particularly with his right leg and hip, and he struggles to walk even short distances without a walking stick or walker.

Peter managed a successful real estate career, running his own business and being an active member of the Real Estate Institutes of Tasmania and Australia, culminating in him being elected National President for two terms.

He only retired from his business two years ago when his mobility became a real obstacle.

Debbie has been by Peter’s side throughout the journey and they are now enjoying spending more time with their extended family; especially their four beautiful grandchildren.

My husband John and I are joining the MS Walk Run + Roll to make a difference in the lives of Australians, like Peter, living with multiple sclerosis, and we would love others to sign up to join us… just click on the link above to register or donate!

Thanks for your support.

 

Wendy Askew

Senator for Tasmania; and Co-Chair Parliamentary Friends of MS

Thank you to our Sponsors

$465

Elizabeth And Dirk Petrusma

$250

Anonymous

$250

Wendy Askew

$150

Anonymous

$105

Jess Christmas And Michael Walsh

Fantastic effort Pete. We are supporting you all the way, Jess & Mike

$105

Aruni De Sulva

$105

Susan G

Hope everyone involved enjoys the day👏👏❤️

$105

Erin Brooks

$105

Susanne And Ian

Enjoy the walk for a worthy cause

$105

Fam

Go you good thing! 😍

$100

Michael And Janine

Go team

$100

Phillip And Sophie Tilley

Driver to navigator 👍

$100

Jean Montauban

Happy to support you and Deb with event! Hope to walk with you on the 19th!

$100

Chris & Pam Lewis

Great effort. Pam & Chris xx

$100

Anonymous

$0

Brian Abey

$77

Di Warren

$75

Wendy

Thanks for getting behind Pete...

$74

Richard Matson

Happy to support a fantastic cause. Go Pete!

$53

Mandy Welling

Wishing you the very best Peter x

$53

Jan Askew

Have a great event Peter, from Jan & John in Brisbane.

$53

Naomi

Well done Pete!

$53

Lasanka De Silva

Good job Beau 👍🏽

$53

Rick Marton

Time to raise the target again :)

$53

Liz & Mike Coveney

$53

Ali Daking

$53

Alex Murray

Amazing lady!

$53

Jenny & Wick

$53

Angela & Adrian Medwin

Proud of us Pete and your team. A great cause

$53

Sheryl Thomas

Will walk with you

$53

Ro Taylor

Hey Alexander, What a cool thing to do with your Dad! You’d better make sure you cross the finish line in front!!! Have lots of fun too. Ro 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

$53

Ro Taylor

Good on you Lucy. Enjoy!

$53

Debbie Bushby

$53

Thomas Ferguson

I won't be able to make it to the walk on the 19th of September, but all the best!

$53

Gaye Rossetto

Go the Deb 💋💋💋💋

$53

Pam & Paul Bennett

Great walk

$53

Pam & Paul Bennett

Go Jack

$53

Pam & Paul Bennett

Go fast Ollie

$53

Anonymous

You are amazing support Deb

$53

Morgan

Look fwd to catching up sooner rather than latet

$53

Rob Windsor

Glad to be able to help Pete. Good to see you are still getting around albeit slowly. I remember when you thrashed me at tennis at port Sorell. Remember the good times and enjoy your grandchildren.

$50

Geoff & Joey Mohr

$50

Peter Bushby

$30

Helen Woodfall

$26

Helen Davis

$26

Jacki Martin

Go Woody - Walk, Run & Roll!!!

$26

Johanna Baker-dowdell

Go strong Team Wood!

$26

Johanna Baker-dowdell

Great work Wendy, you really are making a difference!

$26

Georgie De Silva

Go Jack 😊

$26

Georgie De Silva

Go Ollie 😊

$26

Sue Davis

Well done Debxx

$26

Jorden Gunton

Good Luck Mate !!!

$26

Thomas Summers

Go Ollie

$25

Nanny & Pa

Go Ollie!

$25

Sarah Green

$25

Peter Bushby

$25

Thomas Summers

Great work Jack !!

$25

Amanda Hawkins

Great to support this excellent cause... Amanda & Tim

$25

Amanda Hawkins

Good luck Sarah ..

$21

Jodie Lowe

$11

Anna Masters

Well done Jack.

$11

Anna Masters

Well done Ollie

$11

Beth Magliarditi

$11

Beth Magliarditi