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Friday, 29th May 2020
Could you do 100 burpees? How about 100 burpees per day for 100 days? Our hero this week is Averil and the team at CrossFit Smash Canberra who are emb...
Thursday, 21st May 2020
Last week we launched the Shake It Up Virtual Challenge – an opportunity to highlight the importance exercise plays in managing Parkinson’s and ge...
Monday, 18th May 2020
A team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and stem cell biologists from across multiple institutions reported results of a stem cell trial involving one p...
Friday, 15th May 2020
Our hero this week is Ryan who is running a half marathon or marathon every month dressed as Forrest Gump to raise funds for Shake It Up. Ryan origina...
Thursday, 14th May 2020
Australian Parkinson’s Mission: Impact of COVID-19 Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Australian Parkinson’s Mission (APM). We at the ...
Wednesday, 6th May 2020
Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson’s disease but keeping active can be challenging under the current restrictions. Th...
Monday, 4th May 2020
On April 22, 2020, the pharmaceutical company Roche announced results from the first part of the PASADENA study, a Phase II clinical trial (human stud...
Thursday, 30th April 2020
Wednesday, 29th April 2020
When 2020 started, not many of us could have predicted what was headed our way. The COVID-19 crisis has significantly changed our lives and altered th...
Wednesday, 29th April 2020
While 2020 was not our normal Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign, we have been overwhelmed by the response from our supporters. And although many of us co...
Tuesday, 21st April 2020
How do we smell? Tiny odour molecules — of cookies baking in the oven, laundry that needs to be cleaned, or rosemary growing in the garden — trave...
Monday, 20th April 2020
Recent interviews conducted by Shake It Up supporter Maree Faulkner with 21 Australians living with Parkinson’s explored the impact of their diagnos...
Saturday, 18th April 2020
What is Coronavirus Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are like the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East res...
Friday, 17th April 2020
Today, we are featuring our hero Kate, who is running a huge 2020 kilometres throughout 2020 to raise funds for Shake It Up. Her idea has turned out t...
Tuesday, 14th April 2020
Recent interviews conducted by Shake It Up supporter Maree Faulkner with 21 Australians living with Parkinson’s explored the impact of their diagnos...
Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Yesterday, we featured Mick and his fantastic idea to auction his beard for donations to Shake It Up. Today we have another innovative fundraising ide...
Tuesday, 7th April 2020
We’ve had lots of inspirational fundraising stories come through this week as Pause 4 Parkinson’s kicks off the month of April. Our supporters are...
Monday, 6th April 2020
Even during these challenging times, there are still heaps of ways to get involved and support Parkinson’s Research. Today, we’re featuring Alana ...
Monday, 6th April 2020
“Plan ahead and take control of your own life and don’t let your Parkinson’s Disease determine who you are as a person”, the advice of Malcolm...
Friday, 3rd April 2020
Our hero this week is researcher, Jasmine Galper, who is on the frontline of Parkinson’s science at the University of Sydney.  This year, Jasmine i...
Thursday, 2nd April 2020
During these uncertain times with coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us, both with and without Parkinson’s or mood changes, are experiencing worry and ...
Wednesday, 1st April 2020
In January 2018, my beloved companion of 16 years, Osky the Spy Cat, decided he’d had enough of chasing down international criminals and left us for...
Monday, 30th March 2020
Our Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign this year shines a light on the impact of a Parkinson’s diagnosis on your career. Employment and career progressi...
Tuesday, 24th March 2020
Singer Neil Diamond and fellow ‘Parkie’ turned his hit “Sweet Caroline” into a public service announcement about social distancing S...
Monday, 23rd March 2020
Our heroes this week are Telum, a workforce solutions company for the construction industry who have been big supporters of Shake It Up! Telum have su...
Monday, 16th March 2020
Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease can be incredibly challenging for individuals in the prime of their working lives. Recent interviews conducted b...
Sunday, 15th March 2020
This online event makes it easy for everyone to participate & access the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hea...
Saturday, 14th March 2020
Coming to terms with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is challenging but even more so if you are still in the workforce and may be the primary breadwinner...
Friday, 13th March 2020
Our hero this week is Iain who has been hosting music gig nights for Shake It Up for the past few years and donating proceeds. His gig nights are a hu...
Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Many people with Parkinson’s experience sexual problems related to the disease. Movement symptoms can pose practical challenges, non-movement sympto...
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel our Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign this year and will be back bigger and better in 2...
Thursday, 13th February 2020
Gary is no stranger to difficult and challenging treks, having walked Kokoda, Borneo, (Sandakan Death March), Mt Kinabalu, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang...
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day, and throughout the month of April events are taking place all over the world to raise more awareness and vital fu...
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
Parkinson’s is an individualised disease, meaning everyone’s symptoms and paths are unique, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are comm...
Monday, 10th February 2020
Last month Marco Baptista – Vice President of Research Programs for The Michael J. Fox Foundation joined more than 9,000 people from pharmaceuti...
Friday, 7th February 2020
A couple of weeks ago we brought you our top do-it-yourself fundraisers of 2019. This week, we’re celebrating our top fun run and charity challenge ...
Saturday, 1st February 2020
We are living in challenging times and need to adapt to our community needs. This April during our annual awareness month we are asking all Australian...
Thursday, 30th January 2020
Wednesday, 29th January 2020
A new study by Cedars-Sinai research suggests that if you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s before age 50, you might have been born with it. The s...
Tuesday, 28th January 2020
Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council member Dr. Karen Jaffe leads a conversation with person with Parkinson’s Sharon Desatnik; post-doctoral re...
Thursday, 23rd January 2020
2019 was a huge year for our Shake It Up fundraisers who collectively raised over $423,538 for Parkinson’s research by hosting their own DIY events,...
Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Shake It Up Australia Founder and CEO Clyde Campbell has been selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for 2020. Each year, the Australia Day Ambassado...
Sunday, 12th January 2020
Patients and doctors both come to appointments with their own sets of challenges, ranging from a lack of a shared vocabulary for discussing symptoms t...
Thursday, 9th January 2020
The latest season of Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has just finished and Shake It Up were super excited to have comedian Dilr...
Wednesday, 8th January 2020
Listen to MJFF’s VP of medical communications, Rachel Dolhun, MD, and SVPs of Research Programs, Brian Fiske, PhD, and Mark Frasier, PhD, dedicate t...
Thursday, 26th December 2019
Behind every individual whose life is touched by Parkinson’s disease, there is a story. Faces of Parkinson’s is a short-form documentary c...
Monday, 23rd December 2019
Another treatment option for patients who experience “off” time — periods when Parkinson’s symptoms return between medication doses — has re...
Friday, 20th December 2019
Meet our hero for this week, Anne-Marie, who is using the busy summer Christmas season to raise awareness and funds for Shake It Up through her market...
Tuesday, 17th December 2019
With temperatures soaring across the country, here are our top tips for keeping cool. Keep hydrated: Make sure you drink plenty of water and fruit jui...
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