Heroes

Heroes

Tim runs a half marathon for his mum

Tim Runs a Half Marathon for his Mum

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Inspired by the impact of Parkinson’s on his mum, Tim Ashelford is running a half marathon this weekend to fundraise for Shake It Up. And he’s got some great advice for those looking to ‘shake it up’! What Drives Your…

Welk Family Parkinson's Fundraiser

The Welk Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Friday, 3 May 2019

Pause 4 Parkinson’s is a great opportunity to bring together friends, family and your local community. What starts out as a small gathering can often overflow into a huge swell of support from those around you as Sarah Welk found…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sisters run for Parkinson's

Sisters Run for Parkinson’s

Friday, 14 December 2018

Parkinson’s is very misunderstood in the broader community and so often people with Parkinson’s suffer in hiding, afraid to let others know about their diagnosis. Finding ways to support someone with Parkinson’s can be difficult but 3 sisters, Bridie, Maddie…

Grace takes on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson's

Our Hero Grace take on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 1 November 2018

For Grace, a seasoned obstacle racing competitor, Tough Mudder was about more than getting muddy and jumping over incredible obstacles. The race became a metaphor for overcoming the obstacles in life. In the coming years Grace’s dad and her family…

Coxy’s Long Walk for Parkinson’s

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Five northern beaches locals will retrace the steps of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson when they set out to walk 400km to Dubbo to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease on November 7. Five years ago, I became one of…