Our hero this week is Glen who, together with the team at Corporate Box Gym Fortitude Valley, hosted a interclub beginners fight night for Parkinson’s in early March.
The night was a huge success, raising $1,300 to speed up a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Glen has some great advice about making your fundraising a success – make it about your passions! In our experience, Glen is absolutely right that fundraising works best when you centre it around your passions.
Read more about his story below.
What drives your commitment to a cure for Parkinson’s?
My partners Father who lives in Canada has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, seeing how it’s affected not only him but also her family has been a big driver to help raise funds for Shake it up foundation in hopes of one day finding a cure.
What did you do to fundraise?
We hold an Interclub event between beginner fighters from different Corporate Box Gym’s and each gym chooses a charity they’d like the door entry to go to so I chose Shake it Up.
What advice do you have for others looking to fundraise?
It’s easier to raise more money if you do something you’re passionate about. You will already have like minded people on your network/social media that will be interested in the event and be keen to support you and help you.
Get involved and make a difference. Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2021 is on this April and you can help speed up a cure for Parkinson’s by fundraising or donating.
Find out more about fundraising or contact our Community Fundraising and Events Manager, Isobel for help.
Shake It Up are grateful for our incredible community members whose fundraising efforts play an integral role in helping us advance research towards a cure. Let’s make Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2021 the best year yet!