Wendy Askew

Join us to raise funds for MS research and support...

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.

Peter 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 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 living with multiple sclerosis, and we would love others to sign up to join us… just click on the link to register or donate!

Thanks for your support.


Wendy Askew

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

Walk, Run + Roll, I’m taking part to fight MS!

I’m joining in the MS Walk Run + Roll to make a difference in the lives of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. 

I am committed to raising funds to ensure that people living with MS have access to the vital support and services they need to achieve their own unique goals and live well, whilst the search for a cure continues

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and the average age of diagnosis is 30. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely.

Because of your generous support, the funds that are raised will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services, such as MS Peer Support, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Australians living with multiple sclerosis in the workforce.

Thank you again for your support.


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Johanna Baker-dowdell

Great work Wendy, you really are making a difference!




Wendy Askew