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Play for Purpose – Play for Parkinson’s

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Play For Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle! Every ticket gives you the chance to win awesome prizes, all while supporting Parkinson’s research. IT’S A WIN-WIN! Looking to win great prizes and help find a cure for Parkinson’s at the…

Supporters get behind Pause 4 Parkinson's

What drives our Shake It Up heroes to make a difference!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Now in its fourth year, Pause 4 Parkinson’s is officially cemented in the Shake It Up event calendar. In recognition of World Parkinson’s Day, the month of April is a time to unite with friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness and…

2019 Insight into Parkinson’s Global Summit

Sunday, 10 February 2019

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the 2019 Insight into Parkinson’s Global Summit.  This online event makes it easy for everyone to participate & access the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hearing from over 50 High Profile speakers…

Holly Joins the Larapinta Trek for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Our hero for this week is Holly, who, after seeing the effect that Parkinson’s has had on her nan, decided to join our Larapinta Trek and fundraise towards a cure for Parkinson’s. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure…

Parkinson's Reseach at university of Queensland

Inflammation on the Brain

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. As evidence grows that inflammation in the brain contributes to the development and progression of Parkinson’s, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is prioritizing research into exactly how inflammation…

Professor Kim Delbaere and Dr Matthew Brodie

Parkinson’s Grant Funded at NEURA to address Falls

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF & SIUAF) have funded a grant at NEURA to test eHealth and smart garment technologies to prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. NeuRA’s…

Jackie to trek the Larapinta trail for her Mum

Jackie Joins the Larapinta Trek in Support of her Mum

Friday, 18 January 2019

Jackie Parton is taking part in our Larapinta Trek for Treatment later this year, inspired by her mother’s battle with Parkinson’s. If you’re interested in taking part in our trek, there are still places available but contact us quickly as…

PPMI Study Reaches Important Milestone

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) has reached an important milestone: the study completed enrollment. We have now met the ambitious goal we set back in 2010 of enrolling 1,400 participants, including 600 with rare genetic mutations. PPMI is The…

The Grinch Movie Day for Parkinson's

Ted Hosts a Movie Night to Support his Grandma

Friday, 21 December 2018

Small actions can make a big difference. Our hero this week is 7-year-old Ted who was inspired to do something to make a difference for his Grandma. A small movie night turned into a huge success as Ted managed to…

PD Warrior Webinar

PD Warrior 10 Week Challenge – FREE Webinar

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Are you living with hope? Are you setting brave goals and working towards them?  PD Warrior, the internationally acclaimed exercise program for Parkinson’s Disease, is going on tour (virtually that is) to deliver a taste of their signature 10 Week…