Even during these challenging times, there are still heaps of ways to get involved and support Parkinson’s Research. Today, we’re featuring Alana who is using her small business platform to sell bracelets and raise funds for Shake It Up. What a great initiative! If you have capacity, there are still lots of great ways you can fundraise for Pause 4 Parkinson’s.
What drives your commitment to finding a cure?
A close family member of mine struggled for years with shakiness and loss of control in movement of their hands, this continued to progress over the years with difficulty walking. Not only was this frustrating for her, it also caused anxiety and depression, as she wasn’t able to do the things, she would normally be able to tackle with ease and didn’t know why it was happening.
Late last year she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, to say the least it has been a whirlwind of emotions, for not only her but the family. I know how much finding a cure would mean to not only me and my family but also all the other 200,000 people in Australia that Parkinson’s affects.
Why Shake it Up?
When I first started looking into foundations to raise funds and support for Parkinson’s research, one thing in particular was extremely important to me. That the funds raised would all go towards research for Parkinson’s. After reading through the research and work Shake It Up have already achieved, it made me feel so confident to choose Shake it up for my fundraiser.