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Thursday, 19th May 2022
Our heroes this week are the West Family, who committed to move every day for the month of April as part of Pause 4 Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Aw...
Thursday, 12th May 2022
Twelve extraordinary individuals. One riveting mission Ray Dorsey and Bas Bloem profiled twelve extraordinary individuals with Parkinson’s and have ...
Wednesday, 11th May 2022
A big thank you to everyone who PARTICIPATED and PLEDGED in our 2022 Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign for Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April...
Wednesday, 11th May 2022
Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors inf...
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
Navigating a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be challenging, but you’re not alone. In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar replay, expert panelis...
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
Changes in urination can be — but aren’t always — part of Parkinson’s disease (PD). If they do happen, they’re more common in people who’v...
Wednesday, 4th May 2022
Our fundraising hero this week is Trish, who set herself the challenge to walk 90km, the same distance as Canberra to Goulburn, during Parkinson’...
Monday, 2nd May 2022
How is Parkinson’s diagnosed? Tracked? Importantly, predicted? In the second episode of our “Parkinson’s Science POV” podcast series, MJFF Chi...
Friday, 22nd April 2022
BRAIN-PENETRATING ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDE TO DOWN-REGULATE ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) offer a new therapeutic strategy in Par...
Wednesday, 20th April 2022
Shake It Up supporter and Parkinson’s advocate Sheenagh Bottrell was so kind to sit down with us recently to share her Parkinson’s story. ...
Tuesday, 12th April 2022
This week we are featuring Shake It Up fundraisers, father-daughter duo, Owen and Kiera Turner, stars of their fundraising challenge, the Shake-Off Fa...
Wednesday, 6th April 2022
Our hero this week is Sarah Buckpitt who has started a Pedal for Parkinson’s Challenge in Tasmania to raise funds for Shake It Up. Together with...
Monday, 4th April 2022
Do cholesterol-lowering medicines, called statins, decrease risk of Parkinson’s? Statins lower cholesterol with the goal of decreasing risk of heart...
Friday, 1st April 2022
Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors influencing ris...
Tuesday, 29th March 2022
This week we are featuring Suzanne Cox, a Shake It Up fundraising hero, who in 2020 ran 130km over 14 days and in 2021 ran a 45km ultra marathon throu...
Wednesday, 23rd March 2022
At the International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD), a research team funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation is anno...
Thursday, 10th March 2022
Our hero this week is Julia Riese, the director of Life in Scrubs, who is supporting Shake It Up this year through sales of her new product line of sc...
Monday, 28th February 2022
Looking for a way to support Parkinson’s Research this April for Pause 4 Parkinson’s? How about ‘climbing’ Mt Everest from whe...
Friday, 25th February 2022
In Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April) this year, Michael Jennings, Joe Macrae, John Collison and Lucas Overton will take on the Newcastle Half ...
Friday, 25th February 2022
Researcher: Professor Paul Fisher Research Institute: La Trobe University Professor Fisher and his research team are investigating mitochondrial funct...
Friday, 25th February 2022
Sexual problems are common in people with Parkinson’s, but they can be difficult to talk about. Listen as experts discuss how Parkinson’s impa...
Thursday, 17th February 2022
In April this year, Ben Coburn and a group of his friends will take on a mammoth challenge involving swimming, running and board paddling around Newca...
Thursday, 10th February 2022
Our hero this week is Kim who is riding 800km in March to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. This mammoth challenge is inspired by Kim’...
Monday, 7th February 2022
A new study, funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, suggests that, among people with rheumatoid arthritis, use of the medications chloroquine and h...
Monday, 7th February 2022
People with Parkinson’s often ask how diet and exercise fit into their overall care plan. In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, expert pan...
Thursday, 3rd February 2022
Congratulations to our hero this week, Corene, who challenged herself to walk 10,000 steps every day for the month of January for her partner Nath who...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
Many people are curious how cannabis, including marijuana, may help Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. While clinical trials have not yet proven saf...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
Parkinson’s disease changes: its biology and symptoms start even before the cardinal movement issues and evolve decades after diagnosis. In the firs...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
A recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology suggests that people who did something as simple as including three or more servings per...
Wednesday, 19th January 2022
Seeing the dentist regularly for a cleaning and check-up might not be at the top of your to-do list. You also may have, understandably, postponed visi...
Tuesday, 18th January 2022
Shake It Up Australia Founder and CEO Clyde Campbell AM has been selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for 2022. This year Clyde is excited to join ...
Wednesday, 12th January 2022
Researchers have solved a decade-long mystery about a critical protein linked to Parkinson’s disease that could help to fast-track treatments for th...
Friday, 24th December 2021
2021 was another challenging year for all of us, with many unable to fundraise due to changing local restrictions and more time at home. Despite that,...
Monday, 13th December 2021
2021 was another challenging year for all of us, with many unable to fundraise due to changing local restrictions and more time at home. Despite that,...
Saturday, 11th December 2021
Shake It Up Australia Foundation (SIUAF) has come together with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and The Hospital Resea...
Wednesday, 8th December 2021
Our hero this week is Suzanne Cox who recently ran a 45km trail in the Blue Mountains for Parkinson’s, inspired by her late father who had Parki...
Tuesday, 7th December 2021
Shake It Up together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation are excited to announce funding for the University of Queensland to study the ...
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
A big thank you and huge congratulations go to our Point to Pinnacle heroes this week who completed the gruelling challenge last weekend for Shake It ...
Monday, 29th November 2021
In this webinar, Michael J. Fox Foundation Chief Scientific Officer Mark Frasier, PhD, leads a discussion with expert panelists: Irfan Qureshi, MD, v...
Friday, 26th November 2021
Our heroes this week are the huge team of over 140 people from Tribute Boxing, led by Alex and Leo who recently worked together to walk, run, cycle an...
Thursday, 18th November 2021
Focused ultrasound (FUS) is a non-invasive surgical therapy that aims to ease Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor and other motor symptoms. Like all cur...
Thursday, 18th November 2021
When Hobart mum Sonya Enkelmann lines up for the Point to Pinnacle this weekend, she will achieve a long-term goal. It isn’t however quite how this ...
Thursday, 11th November 2021
We are pleased to welcome David Komander from WEHI, Melbourne, to present on his research related to PINK1 and Parkin, and his project related to Park...
Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
We are excited to hear news that we have been successful in being awarded a 2021 CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant. We will receive $10,000 to...
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021
Singer/Songwriter, Amanda Canzurlo, who has long performed under the pseudonym of Bloom, has been gaining acclaim for her smooth deep vocals and her f...
Wednesday, 27th October 2021
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) announces the 2021 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research...
Monday, 18th October 2021
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nicolas Dzamko from the University of Sydney, to present on his research related to LRRK2 and GBA, and how these enzymes...
Thursday, 7th October 2021
Our hero this week is Alicia, who walked 200km over the month of September for Parkinson’s along with her furry friend, Charlie! She raised an a...
Thursday, 30th September 2021
What does it mean when we say that Parkinson’s can go from “off” to “on” and then back to “off” again? Listen as experts discuss these...
Thursday, 30th September 2021
Our hero this week is Wendy, who took on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Half Marathon. Due to Covid-19, this event was run virtually and parti...
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