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Our Hero Kathleen with her Dad

Our Hero Kathleen Shakes it Up for Parkinson’s

Friday, 7 July 2017

Our hero this week is Kathleen who has held two fundraisers for Shake It Up.  Kathleen’s dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015 and since then she has been passionate about raising funds for research.   Her fundraisers have ranged from…

Shake It Up Welcomes Vicki Miller to the team

Shake It Up Welcomes New Staff

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Shake It Up Australia has appointed Vicki Miller as Executive General Manager, Strategic Partnerships. Vicki has a strong background in management and not-for-profit most recently as Operations Manager for the Quest for Life Foundation. Vicki launched the Jeans for Genes…

Parkinson's Reseach at university of Queensland

Alpha-synuclein Research Progress for Parkinson’s

Saturday, 1 July 2017

As researchers search for a therapy to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease (PD) progression, alpha-synuclein has emerged as a leading target. This protein clumps in the brains of nearly everyone with Parkinson’s and it’s the primary component of Lewy bodies,…

Light of Day Music Festival supports Parkinson's

Light of Day Music Festival 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Last year Shake It Up Australia was delighted to be selected as one of the nominated charities for Light of Day Australia in Ocean Grove. The event is back this year and Shake It Up has again been chosen as…

Vision and Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 26 June 2017

As people with Parkinson’s know all too well, the disease can cause many more symptoms than those that are noticeable from the outside. Some of the lesser recognised ones — even among doctors — involve the eyes and visual system….

Our Founder Clyde shares a message

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dear Shake It Up Supporter, As the end of the financial year fast approaches I urge you to consider making a tax deductible donation to the Shake It Up Australia Foundation to help us find a cure for Parkinson’s. Did…

Kim Riley runs the SMH Half Marathon for Parkinson's

Our Hero Kim runs the SMH Half Marathon for his Dad

Friday, 16 June 2017

Kim’s Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago and to raise funds and awareness he ran the  SMH Half Marathon. Completing the half marathon is a great reward in itself, but for Kim the greatest reward was having everyone…

Victoria shares her Parkinson's Story

Victoria’s Shares her Parkinson’s Story

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Victoria’ Mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007.  She was in her final school of high school and went through  some denial at the beginning but then hit a point where she just had to accept it and make the best…

Tom Isaacs - Cure Parkinson's Trust

Shake It Up Mourns the Passing of Tom Isaacs

Friday, 2 June 2017

Shake It Up Australia Foundation mourns the loss of Tom Isaacs, president  and co-founder of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Tom passed away unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49. Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 27.  Like others…