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Our heroes are taking on the Chicago Marathon for Parkinson’s

Our heroes this week are sisters Sarah and Anj who are taking on the Chicago Marathon in memory of their Grandfather. Whilst they were only 10 and 12 when he passed away they know how proud he would be of them for making a difference.   Through their professions as a Nurse (Sarah ) and Doctor (An...

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Our heroes hosted a lemonade stall for Parkinson’s

Our heroes this week are brothers, Rufus and Toby Young. Although they’re only 4 and 2 years old respectively, the little supporters managed to reach out to their local community and raise funds as part of a homemade lemonade stall they set up just in front of their house. The little fellows attra...

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Shake It Up Heroes: Lennox Head Golden Oldies

The Lennox Head Golden Oldies are a group of 55 men passionate about football, their mates and giving back to the community. Like many Golden Oldies Rugby groups around the world they contribute their time and raise funds for causes close to their heart. Last week they made a $3000 donation to Shake...

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

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 funds for a cure. Let’s take a look back over the ye...

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Our Heroes put the Fun into Fundraising for Parkinson’s

There’s lots of ways to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising – And this time of year is the best for fun fundraising events!  Recently,  Sophie organised a ‘Paint n Sip’ night with friends and family to support Shake It Up. A paint n sip night is exactly what it sounds like – drinking wine a...

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Host your Own Event

People all around the country that are looking for ways to make a difference. Host an event for Parkinson’s and be part of the answer.

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Gary and Ana Run the City2Surf for Parkinson’s

Gary Au-Yeung and his wife Ana are our Shake It Up Heroes this week. Gary’s advice – “Choose to be positive and appreciate what you have. Its amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.. and never give up”. Why Shake It Up Australia? We wanted to help in some way to find a cur...

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Fairholme Aquatic Centre Shakes it up for Parkinson’s

Our heroes this week are the team from the Fairholme Aquatic Centre who have created an annual event to honour a former swim coach of the centre who lives with Parkinson’s. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? Our group are staff, swimmers and volunteers at Fairholme Aqua...

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7 Ways you can use your Community when Fundraising

At Shake It Up we are thankful that the Parkinson’s community is so passionate about change. However, we also appreciate that if you have never fundraised before it can seem like a very daunting task. Together with some of our key supporters, we have put together 7 tips and tricks when using your ...

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Saf Steps out of her Comfort Zone and Runs for Parkinson’s

Saf’s story is a heart-warming example of finding the positivity in supporting a family member with Parkinson’s. Saf worked hard to complete the 5km Melbourne Marathon recently and give her mum something to smile about. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My mum who has...

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Lucy and Ross Ride for Parkinson’s

Our Shake It Up heroes this week are Lucy & Ross. Motivated to do something for Parkinson’s research to honour Lucy’s Dad they embarked on a 135km cycle around the bay for Shake It Up. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? Finding a cure helps everyone across the Worl...

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Alison Howlett Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Alison Howlett is one of two Shake It Up heroes this week.  Alison has put her expertise as an executive producer to support Shake It Up in a variety of different campaigns with the latest launching Shake It Up onto the big screen. Alison was a big supporter of Parkinson’s when she lived in NYC b...

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The Brady Family get behind Pause 4 Parkinson’s

Our heroes this week are the Brady family who despite the challenges got involved in Pause 4 Parkinson’s and raised over $650 for research.  Greg Brady was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 26 years ago and has shown amazing strength, patience and determination to keep moving. His speech and swallowi...

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Shake It Up Hero – Phoebe Young

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Phoebe Young! We may be biased, but Phoebe (who happens to be married to our CEO, Ben) is a fantastic supporter of Shake It Up. Phoebe is currently on maternity leave from her job as a lawyer and enjoys using the time that her little one is asleep to employ her draf...

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Mates ride across the country for Parkinson’s

Our heroes this week are a team of 8 mates that embarked on an adventure ride from the most Western Point of Australia to the most Eastern Point. Not only is this trip ticking off a bucket list item but is also raising funds for Parkinson’s research.  The group bypassed roads for dirt tracks an...

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Hervey Bay State School Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Our Shake It Up Heroes this week are students from the Year 11 Business Class from Hervey Bay State High School and their teacher Karen. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? One of my brothers has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and even though I’d heard of it I didn’t...

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