This week our hero is Shane Hutton who has been a long time supporter of the foundation and committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s to support his friend who was diagnosed at a young age.
Shane’s love for ultra running has seen him previously take on the 224km Port Philip Bay run and the 600km Tassie Traverse but his latest adventure has raised the bar with him riding 23,000km from Canada to Patagonia.
What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s?
My commitment to Parkinson’s comes from having a great friend diagnosed with PD at a very young age. He was diagnosed & I feel like I can at least try to help find a cure.
Why Shake It Up Australia?
I chose Shake It Up as my place to raise funds for because I like the what they stand for. The fact that all funds raised remain in Australia & 100% of funds raised go directly towards finding a cure.
Tell us what you are doing to Shake Things Up?
Trying to shake things up I have ridden my bike from Canada to Patagonia a total of 23,000km. In the process I have tried to raise awareness for the number of people diagnosed with PD per year.
I believe we can find a cure in our lifetime. I want to prove to people anything is possible including finding a cure.
My greatest reward on this ride has been using it to raise funds for Shake It Up. If I can raise just $1 I am incredibly happy.
Best advice for people looking to Shake It Up?
I want to encourage people to shake it up in any way they can. It doesn’t have to be a 23,000km ride it can be anything at all a bake sale a sporting event anything to spread the message.
If you would like to support Shane on his journey you can make a donation to his fundraising page. 100% of all donations are directed into Australian Parkinson’s research.