Our heroes this week are the Kiama Anglican Care Cafe. To support the local community they hosted an information afternoon on Parkinson’s disease. With 75 people attending from a range of different perspectives the afternoon was a great success. Shake It Up supporter Sally Molyneux was one of the guest speakers for the day and all funds raised supported Shake It Up for Parkinson’s research.
What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s?
The Kiama Anglican’s Care Cafe was interested in holding an afternoon focusing on Parkinson’s as a topic. The disease is of great interest to our general community from the perspective of the sufferer, carer or community member. The ability to raise funds for research as well as raise and share knowledge was a goal of the afternoon.
Why Shake It Up Australia?
It was our choice to support Shake It Up Australia after we were given access to a speaker who supports the Foundation. We did also share the afternoon with Parkinson’s Australia who provided a speaker about their support groups.
Tell us what you are doing to Shake Things Up?
The Care Cafe was held on 25 July when donations were raised and forwarded to Shake It Up.
Seeing so many attend the Care Cafe (about 75) representing suffers from all stages of the disease, carers and interested members of the community. Exciting to see the level of engagement, interest and questions throughout the afternoon. To also see donations going 100% to Australian research for a cure for Parkinson’s via the Shake It Up Australia Foundation.
Best advice for people looking to Shake It Up?
Have a go at raising interest and funds … whatever size or shape that is … and use the fantastic resources available through Shake It Up Australia.
If you would like to get involved and help find a cure for Parkinson’s, head on over to our ‘Getting Involved’ section and find out how you can make a difference.
In this video Sally shares her Parkinson’s journey and hope for the future.