Stepping-Up with Jn...

Step up for Parkinson's

Stepping-Up with Jn... May is over...

Dear family, friends, team members and sponsors.

I hope that you are keeping well.

I am grateful for your sponsorship, and support; it gave me the  incentive to keep going and exceed our targets:

·        Our team exceeded its target of $2,999; we raised a total of $3,617 and we ranked the 7th team

·        Jn's distance target was 155 Km (5 Km every day) – I achieved 188 Km.

·        Jn aimed to raise $1,500 – I achieved $2,999, just short of `doubling it and I ranked 5th.      

big thank you to those who physically joined me, these were special. 

During the walk with my friend, Loulou, we came across a Red Belly Black sun-bathing along the Nepean River, see photos

Finally, the draw for the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker was done on Saturday and it was won by my friend, Paul Vincent from Melbourne...


Thank you,


Over and out 😊

Lucky draw for the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

3 days to go and no team member has advised their eligibility to the draw for the Bluetooth speaker. visit the following page to see how to qualify:

The draw will be therefore open to all sponsors and participants; you will get one entry for each of the following, yes, one participant could get up to 3 entries, for:

1 - Sponsoring Jn or the “Stepping up with Jn” team

2 - Stepping-Up with Jn by joining him for one of his logged activities

3 - The sponsor, if any, whose donation takes Jn’s fundraising total over the $3,000 mark…


A - Anonymous sponsors need to identify themselves to their sponsored participant to be legible.

B - All sponsor making a donation up to 11:59 pm (23:59) on 31 May 2022 will be included in the draw.

C - The prize will be drawn on Wednesday 1 June 2022

Bike and rack

Where can we ride now?

Now that I have two bikes and a bike rack ready to go, I found out that the walking / cycling path at the International Regatta Centre is close due to the damage caused by the recent flooding of the Nepean river. This venue was ideal as it is mostly away from traffic. 
Any suggestions? 

Stepping-Up - The first days

Hi Teamers and Sponsors, 2 days doen and a few more to go.
Yesterday, Alexandra and I took our first steps walking along the western bank of the Nepean River start g under the M4 bridge, we headed North along the promenade, we went over the new bridge before having a break next to the new Log Cabin and we took the same route back to the car.  The temperature was nice and cool at the start, the sun started to hit during the last kilometre... 

Today Joelle, my better half, and I walked around Leonay, and the contour of the terrain made up for the shorter walk. We started around 4:30 pm and by the time we finished the temperature had dropped and the air was quite crisp. 
Tomorrow my school friend and I intend to do the River Walk, starting from Tench Park around 5:15pm.
I am thinking of trying a ride on Wednesday and hope to be able to wall with the "Penrith Walk and Talk" group on Thursday. 
Keep posted... 

Where ther's is a will ther's a way...

Dear Sponsors, and Team some of you or people you know may want to join in the physical soe of this fund raising activity.
So you can join us from anywhere including places like:

  South Australia.
  Palm Cove 
-  or

as long as you can access this page to join our team and to provide  daily record of your activities.
No need to say that your sponsors will also need to access the page to make donations on your behalf.

PS: Why not walk with a friend over a WhatsApp or Zoom video link... 

The Leaders board has been fixed...

Hi Sponsors and Team,
Thanks to your generodity.:
 - The Team is currently #1,
 - I am #3 on the individual
    board  :-)

The bicycle is ready to go; the air pressure in the tyre reduced from 40 to 37 PSI in 24 hours, not too bad, the electric pump should be enough, I will also bring a hand pump as a backup. l

We've made it to the top...

A great thank you to all our sponsors whose generosity has taken us to the top #1
This is early days and it is now up to us, team, to Step-Up and achieve or exceed the 🎯  👍 

Getting some TLC

The bike...

I remember...

Hello, as expected I remember how to ride a bike, but I had forgotten how hard it is to pedal uphill,  when tyres are half flat, brakes are rubing against the wheels, there is grease or oil on the rims where the brakes make contact, the deraleur has developed a mind of its own, these sound like excuses, the biggest issue is the, Jn 💬 

I can improve the state of the bike with some TLC, elbow grease, WD40, thorough wash, grease, silicon oil and more air in the tyres. But improving the rider will take a lot more... 

I could Step-Up on a push bike, but can I still ride a bike?

Of course I can was my answer...
So went looking for my bike, that has been in storage under the house for the last 2 - 3 years but only found my wife's, it will have to do as my bike had suffered a terminal cracked frame. 
I have washed the bike and and partiality inflated the tyres.  Keep posted for that test ride... 

Not alone anymore... & Good News

Welcome, we have a team, thank you for joining and Stepping-Up...

In my Stepping-Up page l hinted about the following email:


Today we drew the winners of our Step Up for Parkinson’s JBL promotion, and you are one of the lucky winners.

 You have won a JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker valued at $89.00

 Can you please advise me of your postal address so I can arrange shipment? 

Have a great weekend.


Since I already have one of them, I have decided to to give it to one of the team members, keep posted for eligibility...


What is the Team member door prize?

Quick register to the Stepping-Up with Jn team to hear about it and qualify for the team's door prize... 

Let's Step,-Up wit

We have ignition... 
Reaching-out to family and friends for support stared today
The pages,mine an the Team's aren't too smick, and I would appreciate your feedback, suggestions or your page design. 
Keeping in touch... 
Step-Ups are go, 

Thank you to our Sponsors


Genevieve Riny

Go JeanNoel!


Loulou & Vanessa

Good on you, Jean-Noel. Looking forward to our walk. Loulou


La Boucherie Restaurant

La Boucherie is delighted to support this initiative.


Denis Lozina

Happy to help J-N what a great cause to support.


Kevin Croning


Catherine Nicolas

Good luck Jean Noel. Sending you big hugs for taking part in this fundraiser, I got you achieve your goal!


Gilles Nicolas

Proud of you brother, with your long strides you can do it


Sean Nicolas

Go Dad!!!! Keep up the good work. We are all cheering you on from over here and hoping to join you soon for a walk!


Île Maurice

Vas y Jean Noël de Marie Lise, Colette et tante Huguette



All the best Jean Noel. I will be in touch to see if I can be of help in other ways to. Even if it is just baking for you 😀


Bec Finemore


Jcs Cangy

Hi Jean Noel, At the risk of sounding like an Ad for JW… Keep walking 😊 B Rgds Clarel


Sophie Nicolas



Natalie Solomon

Congratulations for all your efforts. Well done


James Pierce


Nicholas Deen-cowell




Marilyn Nicolas


Andre Didier


Vivian Jean-noel Nicolas


Marie -claire

Bon courage et bonne chance. Wishing you all the very best


Alexandra Nicolas


National Disability Coordination

Good on you J.N.



Best of luck to your noble cause.


Crystal Piper

Always here to have your back JN just like you you have many of ours at DPC. Good luck with the Fund raising.


Isaac Sartor

You’re cute


Paul Riny


Olivia Reynolds

Well done JN & Team!!


Steph & Dimitri Cassimatis

Great work!


Matthew Hall

Good luck with your fundraiser! It's an important cause. Best wishes to you and your Dad!




Patricia Blake


Debora Lagrange

We're cheering for you to meet your goal, JN! All the very best now and always :)


Pacific Plan Management

Awesome JN, good luck!


Seb & Vicky

Sending lots of love from both of us!!


Mary-ann Boribon

Hi J-Noel, you've done so well. Keep up the good work.We Look forward to catching up with you guys.


Catherine St James

Go gang busters JN 😁



You are doing well JN


Rachel Jamsek

Sorry I couldn't do more 😓 Good luck 😁


Sam Lazaridis

Sam from COncentric Rehab BV! Go JN!!!


Francine Roussel De St Remy

Wishing you the best


Concentric Speech


Gilles Gaudet

Best of luck in your fund raising efforts Jean-Noel.



Best wishes, you are an inspiration for persons suffering this illness... Martine, Gyliane and Wade