Shake It Up Australia Foundation’s Founder , Clyde Campbell, has been selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for the fourth year in a row! Clyde will deliver his 2015 Australia Day address and present awards at an awards ceremony on Monday, January 26, at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre in Lismore on the NSW far north coast.
While welcoming new Australian citizens Clyde will share his inspirational journey as an entrepreneurial Aussie and the Founder of Shake It Up Australia Foundation which in three short years has committed over $1.8M to Australian Parkinson’s research.
Having the opportunity to deliver the address the Lismore awards ceremony has added meaning for Clyde and the Campbell family. Clyde’s Grandfather (also named Clyde) served as the Mayor of Lismore from 1956 – 1966.
The ceremony begins at 8.30am and includes a citizenship ceremony where 39 people will receive Australian citizenship.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thirty years ago Clyde started out as an industrial electronics apprentice in country NSW. Today Clyde runs his own company, Machinery Automation & Robotics. Clyde’s team of 70 staff services leading Australian and international clients from offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His vision to provide the latest world-leading technology and turnkey automation and robotics solutions to industrial clients looking for a competitive technology edge was the driving force behind his rapid progression from apprentice to CEO. Clyde is a man who likes to ‘get things done’.
Clyde lives now with his wife and three children in Sydney, Australia.
At age 44 Clyde was diagnosed in 2009, after noticing a tremor in his left hand holding notes when presenting at a company meeting. The question Clyde asks himself is one that more than 100,000 Australians with Parkinson’s have no doubt asked: ‘Why me?’ After coming to terms with his diagnosis, Clyde set out to learn as much as possible about Parkinson’s and what was being done worldwide to find a cure.
Clyde has an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future. He decided not to sit back and wait for the rest of the world to find a cure but to join the action. Clyde launched Shake It Up Australia Foundation and partnered with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, to increase awareness in Australia and increase funding towards finding a cure.
Australia has some of the world’s leading scientists specialising in Parkinson’s. What these researchers need are funds to continue their work.
Knowing that so many others Australian’s are passionate about a cure for Parkinson’s Clyde, along with his brother Greg, wanted to give those Australians (you) the most effective and efficient way to contribute. That is why Clyde and Greg made the decision to fund all of the Foundation’s overhead and administrative costs which means that every cent of every dollar you contribute goes to Australia’s best Parkinson’s research – and our greatest hope for a cure!
Contribute today to support Clyde and all Australian’s living with Parkinson’s.