Ambassador LIZ CANTOR
Television Presenter, Channel 7
Liz grew up in Sunshine Beach, Noosa, where her love of surfing was rewarded with a sponsorship from Billabong. She competed across Australia and Internationally for many of her teenage years. Now at 28, Liz has spent the past six years working For Channel Seven, since completing a Degree in Communications and Journalism at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Fresh out of university Liz competed in the reality television series The Mole, carrying out extreme mental and physical challenges, and beating twelve other contestants. It was near the end of the series that Liz made a promise to her Grandmother to play her part in the search for a cure for Parkinson’s.
Liz has appeared in two Australian movies, Gettin’ Square and Blurred and was cast in Blue Water High in 2005 as Corin Hardy. These days you can catch her presenting the Weather and Beach and Surf Reports for Seven News Brisbane, presenting the Gold Lotto Draws and as a regular on lifestyle shows The Great South East and Creek to Coast.
Liz’s passion for Shake It Up is drawn from her own exposure to Parkinson’s disease. Liz’s Grandmother who was a prima-ballerina dancing for Germany and her grandfather both suffered from Parkinson’s and her uncle currently lives with the disease. For Liz, seeing her grandmother, a woman of such grace and stature, lose control of her body was heart-wrenching. Through a friend she heard about Shake It Up Australia Foundation and within days met with Founder Clyde Campbell to offer her assistance. Since becoming involved Liz has represented the Shake It Up at events around the country and has even hosted her own events to support the Foundation.
Here Liz explains why she is so committed to supporting Shake It Up.
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