Will you run … or walk … the Brussels 20k on May 28th
in support of Parkinson’s research?

Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to join in too!



Patrick and Anne-Marie Demoucelle will once again take up the challenge to complete the Brussels 20k and hope that many others will join them in support of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Everyone is welcome!

As part of the ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’ team – which is one of the biggest groups at the event and in past years has numbered as many as 400 runners – you’ll help to support vital medical research with your fundraising efforts and we’ll help you to achieve your own personal goal.

In addition to our fabulous ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’ t-shirt, you’ll benefit from:

  • training tips from our running coach;
  • an open invitation to join any of our training sessions, including a pre-event long run;
  • an easy-to-use, personal online fundraising page that you can customise to raise awareness among your family, friends, and colleagues
  • a convenient place next to the start line to safely leave your belongings;
  • a guided pre-run warm-up routine;
  • the support and encouragement of your teammates and our volunteers;
  • healthy snacks and drinks before and after the run;
  • an even greater sense of accomplishment and pride.


It is quick and easy to join the ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’ team!  When registrations open (late January 2023), simply fill in the short online registration form, pay 50 euros and then set up and share your own personal fundraising page. Done!

You can also help us by encouraging your employer to support corporate-wide participation or even to sponsor the event (email info@demoucelle.com) and by encouraging as many people as possible to join in! Handisport participants, walkers, slow and fast runners are all welcome!

To see a short video of last year’s ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’, please click here

You are a COMPANY

  • Get high visibility by sponsoring the event (logo on website, t-shirts, flags, …)
  • Promote a positive corporate spirit by encouraging employees to enrol as a team.
  • ‘Walk (or run) the talk’ on corporate responsibility
  • Make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families

You are an individual RUNNER

  • Feel part of a team as one of 200+ runners of the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity
  • Push your personal limits
  • Raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Make your Brussels 20k experience even more memorable


The first ‘Run for Parkinson’ was in 2015. Patrick Demoucelle had been living with Parkinson’s disease for 10 years by then and decided to challenge himself and improve his overall health by running the Brussels 20k and thereby raise funds to support finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Some 240 people ran with him that year, and he inspired many organizations and companies to sponsor and support the cause.  

Since then, a ‘Run for Parkinson’ team has taken part every year (except 2020), with other Parkinson’s patients joining Patrick and bringing along their family, friends and colleagues. A walking option was recently added and handisport participants are warmly welcomed to also participate.

The event has become the charity’s largest annual fundraiser typically garnering around 100,000 euros for research each year and the team’s red t-shirts can easily be spotted among the crowds. 


Parkinson’s disease is often called a ‘movement disorder’ as the loss of dopamine-making cells in patient’s brains can cause tremors, slowness, stiffness, and walking and balance problems and yet, counter-intuitively, research has shown that staying active can help slow the progression of the disease and control the symptoms. 

With treatments that become increasingly ineffective over time and no cure available, patients find that running, walking, dancing, golf, boxing, tai-chi and other sports are more than a lifestyle choice. They are vital to their wellbeing.

At the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity we raise awareness and funds to accelerate research to find a cure for this neurodegenerative condition and we encourage everyone to be active advocates and fundraisers. 

Sponsors If your company would like to sponsor 'Run, or Walk, for Parkinson', please contact info@demoucelle.com. Thank you.

Projects supported

Projects are chosen in collaboration with the experts of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  For more information, please click here