Dear Shake It Up Supporter
We are very pleased to report to our Parkinson’s community the IMPACT of your support over the last 12 months.
Since July last year we have co-funded with our partners The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) 10 new research projects across five Australian research institutes to the value of $3.5M. You can read more about all of these research projects on our website. This brings the total value of co-funded Australian research projects with MJFF since 2011 to $10.8M with funding of 38 projects across 12 institutes.
This would not have been possible without your support. Thank you!
When I look back to 2011 and the Australian research landscape then, I am humbled by the generosity of the community in helping us to achieve our vision. The IMPACT of your donation has seen a significant increase in Parkinson’s research now being undertaken by Australian researchers. We have some of the best researchers in the world in Australia and we have provided funding that has led to some significant discovery including the Inflammasome Study at the University of Queensland and Biomarker studies at the Brain & Mind Centre at Sydney University.
As we edge closer to finding new and improved treatments to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s we continue to need your support. The end of financial year is fast approaching and we can assure you that 100% of all donations we receive will be directed to cutting edge Australian Parkinson’s research as all our administration costs continue to be covered by the founding directors. Donations are also 100% tax deductible. You can DONATE here.
Our partnership with the MJFF also means that most of the projects we support are co-funded which extends the reach of our funds and supports internationally competitive, strategically managed and non-redundant Australian Parkinson’s research.
Thank you for your commitment to Shake It Up and for your ongoing financial support.
Founder and CEO