Living with Parkinson’s – Clyde Shares his Story

Clyde Campbell discovered he had Parkinson’s disease at the age of 44, he applied his business know how to start the Shake It Up Foundation.  In this story, Clyde reveals what drives him, and introduces the research that brings hope for future treatments.

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Parkinson's is part of my life but it's not my whole life. I'm pretty blessed in a lot of ways and we have to make sure we don't lose sight of that.

Far from slowing down, Clyde continues with his dual role, managing a robotics business and steering Shake It Up.

He discusses what drives him to make a difference and how far we have come in finding better treatments to slow and stop the progression of the disease.     

There's three real loves in my life, it's family and friends, automation and robotics and to find a cure for Parkinson's. For me that's enough reasons for me to get out of bed with a smile on my face everyday.

Since starting the foundation we have co-funded 28 Parkinson’s research projects across 12 Australian research institutes to the value of over $10.4 million.  Most of the projects we support are funded on a 50/50 basis with The Michael J. Fox Foundation which means that we are effectively able to double the reach of the funds we raise. Together with our partners The Michael J. Fox Foundation, we are the largest non-government funders of Parkinson’s research across multiple institutes in Australia.  

You need to keep positive to make a difference in your life. It's about how to make the best out of each day.

Learn more about the foundation and the research projects we are funding in Australia.

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Make a difference to the 80,000 Australian Living with Parkinson’s.  Together we can make a difference!