This year Dr John Tierney OAM, Special Counsel at 1st State took part as a Polio survivor and raised almost $10,000 dollars making him the top fundraiser across Australia. Much of this money was contributed by John's former colleagues from the Federal parliament, with members from all political parties donating.
It is not a fun run, nor a competitive fitness event, but a recreational walk providing family, friends, colleagues and members of the general public with the opportunity to 'walk' side by side in a non-competitive, lively, fun and very public environment.
Funds raised from Walk With Me are used by Polio Australia to pay for much needed program development including annual Polio Health and Wellness Retreats, regular Polio-Related Publications, Clinical Practice Modules, Community Education, and Systemic Advocacy.
Walk With Me is held each September in every State of Australia. To participate in a Walk being held in your State and help raise funds for Polio Australia, just contact your State Polio Network.