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Winter Gigs Shine a Light on Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ocean Grove locals braved the Winter weather once again to support the Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs fundraising event. Now in its fourth year, the event was a fantastic success with over $20,000 raised for those living with Parkinson’s. For the…

Jimmy Regained Control of his Parkinson’s Through Exercise

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Parkinson’s affects everyone differently. And each individual’s approach to living with it is just as variable. Jimmy Choi was just 27 when he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.  He initially kept his diagnosis a secret and 7 years on he…

A Fundraiser with a Difference!

Friday, 25 May 2018

We love it when our supporters get creative and support the foundation in a variety of different ways.  For the past 3 years, Kathleen has hosted an event in our April Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign. These events have ranged from…

Will and Corrie Walk the Camino

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

This weeks Shake It Up Hero is Will, who, alongside his wife, has set of to walk on different caminos throughout Europe and also penned a book (with proceeds going to Shake It Up) called “Youʼre the guy with Parkinsonʼs”. 1. What…

Thinking Problems in Parkinson's

Exercise Shown to Improve Cognition in Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

It’s well known that exercise invigorates both body and mind. Exercise studies in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have shown improved mobility and quality of life, and possibly slower rate of disease progression. But what can exercise do for memory and thinking (cognition),…

Rachel Bubb Shakes It Up for Parkinson's

Sisters Bake to Help Find a Cure For Parkinson’s

Friday, 11 May 2018

Our heroes this week are sisters Rachel and Charlotte who whipped up some yummy desserts to sell at her work cafe and also asked people to donate their coffee change to help raise funds for Parkinson’s research.  While their motivation…

Coffs Harbour Boxing

Can Boxing Knock Out Parkinson’s Symptoms?

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The big question is, what is the most effective type of exercise to help a Parkinson’s sufferer slow down the advance of the condition? As of late boxing has shown to have a positive impact on Parkinson’s symptoms. This full-body workout,…

Pause 4 Parkinson’s Afternoon Tea Honours Arnie’s Memory

Friday, 27 April 2018

Our hero this week is Cheryl who hosted an afternoon tea for Pause 4 Parkinson’s.   Cheryl’s husband Arnie sadly passed away last year but hasn’t stopped her from continuing to honour his memory and raising funds for a cure.  The afternoon tea hosted friends…

Our Hero this week is the “Parky Park Runner”

Friday, 20 April 2018

Our hero this week was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 52 but is committed to keeping fit and healthy while raising funds for research.   If you saw the UniteForParkinson’s video on World Parkinson’s Day you may have noticed…

Michael J. Fox on Good Morning America

Michael J. Fox talks about his new acting role

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Today, Michael J. Fox appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss his new guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor” and the importance of connecting people to clinical trials. Michael is playing a Washington attorney named Ethan West who is appointed…

Music Gig Raises Funds for Parkinson’s Research

Friday, 13 April 2018

Our hero this week hosted a Music Gig to support his Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  For Iain, it was fantastic to raise funds for Parkinson’s research but the ultimate reward was seeing his dad stay until the second last band,…