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Trekking the El Camino for Parkinson's

Marion and Jess join us on Camino for a Cure

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Welcome to Marion and Jess who are joining us on the El Camino Trek for Parkinson’s. Marion was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year but that hasn’t stopped her from enjoying what she loves. Her daughter Jess jumped at the chance…

Our Hero this week is the “Parky Park Runner”

Friday, 20 April 2018

Our hero this week was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 52 but is committed to keeping fit and healthy while raising funds for research.   If you saw the UniteForParkinson’s video on World Parkinson’s Day you may have noticed…

Michael J. Fox on Good Morning America

Michael J. Fox talks about his new acting role

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Today, Michael J. Fox appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss his new guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor” and the importance of connecting people to clinical trials. Michael is playing a Washington attorney named Ethan West who is appointed…

Music Gig Raises Funds for Parkinson’s Research

Friday, 13 April 2018

Our hero this week hosted a Music Gig to support his Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  For Iain, it was fantastic to raise funds for Parkinson’s research but the ultimate reward was seeing his dad stay until the second last band,…

Clyde talks about Parkinson’s with Chris Smith on 2GB

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    Close to 110,000 Australians live with Parkinson’s Disease. While often associated with the elderly, the average age of diagnosis is just 65. Co-Founder of the Shake It Up Foundation, Clyde Cambell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago. He…

Greater Collective Leadership Challenge for Parkinson's

Are you Looking for a Leadership Challenge?

Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Greater Collective has partnered with Shake It Up to help us solve the challenge of increasing our profile in workplaces and leveraging corporate support.  The Greater Collective is a one month-leadership course with a twist. The twist being that…

Our Hero Robyn Paints for Parkinson’s

Friday, 30 March 2018

Our hero this week is Robyn who donates a percentage of each of her paintings in memory of her Mum who passed away with Parkinson’s.  Robyn never dreamed that when she started taking painting lessons all those years ago that…

Brain

Study’s Measure Parkinson’s Progression

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Two recent papers outline the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) movement or motor symptoms in distinct study populations. While these findings do not provide an absolute picture of how one person will progress with PD, the results may help researchers…