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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...
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 ...
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...
Monday, 13th January 2020
This online event makes it easy for everyone to participate & access the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hea...
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...
Tuesday, 17th December 2019
RESEARCH UPDATE – DECEMBER 2019  
Friday, 13th December 2019
Our heroes this week are Kitty and her dad Stephen who have taken on a huge project in their local community. Next April, Stephen and Kitty will be ho...
Friday, 6th December 2019
Our hero this week is Alex who got in the boxing ring this week with Tribute Boxing to fundraise for Shake It Up and raised over $1,000! We spoke to A...
Friday, 6th December 2019
A trial of great interest to the Parkinson’s community today reported top-line findings. The Nilotinib in Parkinson’s Disease (NILO-PD) study show...
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Play For Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle! Every ticket gives you the chance to win awesome prizes, all while supporting a good cause. Wi...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
By: Kate Matheson LAST week, I was mucking around on Twitter with one of my favourite people. Like myself, he has Young Onset Parkinson’s. Unlike my...
Monday, 2nd December 2019
In 2017, primary school principal Todd Murfitt learnt he had early-onset Parkinson’s disease. He was 35. Two years later his symptoms had progre...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
New research published in Neurology by Daniel Waldvogel, MD, of the University of Zurich in Switzerland reports that nine people with Parkinson’s ...
Tuesday, 26th November 2019
With Pause 4 Parkinson’s officially being launched for April 2020, we are delighted to share that long-time Shake It Up corporate supporter Telum i...
Wednesday, 20th November 2019
Just over 2 months ago now, our Larapinta Trekkers returned from their inspiring experience in the Central Australian desert. Two trekkers, Jo and Jim...
Friday, 15th November 2019
  We are excited to announce the launch of Shake It Up’s newly designed website thanks to the amazing team at the Daily Press Group. Our go...
Tuesday, 12th November 2019
Clinical Trial Now Recruiting for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia? Anavex Life Sciences Corp. is looking for volunteers to participate ...
Sunday, 10th November 2019
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), is Patron of the Shake It Up ...
Saturday, 9th November 2019
Our hero this week is Robyn who is taking on our Tuscany Trek for Parkinson’s next year to support her husband, Stephen, living with Parkinson&#...
Friday, 8th November 2019
Four weeks ago Aaron and Kerries future plans changed forever.  At the age of 47 Aaron was diagnosed with Parkinson’s but they are determined t...
Wednesday, 30th October 2019
AUSTRALIAN PARKINSON’S MISSION UPDATE
Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Next year in September, Shake It Up is trekking through Tuscany to raise much needed funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Our trek sold out ...
Friday, 25th October 2019
There’s lots of ways to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising – And this time of year is the best for fun fundraising events!  Recently,  Sophie orga...
Friday, 25th October 2019
  Maggie Kuhl talks with scientists on the potential role of the immune system and inflammation in Parkinson’s and how studying this connection...
Friday, 25th October 2019
Medical marijuana has become of increasing interest over the past few decades but in many cases there’s limited research on its effects, especially ...
Sunday, 20th October 2019
Recent findings suggest LRRK2 kinase inhibitors—a type of Parkinson’s drug now being tested in clinical trials—may benefit a broad array of pati...
Friday, 18th October 2019
Many people often think of memory when they talk about cognition, but what other functions are affected? Our Vice President of Medical Communications,...
Friday, 11th October 2019
Only recently diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s, Andy braved the Larapinta Trail with our Trek for Treatment participants in August. But it was...
Thursday, 10th October 2019
New findings from a study funded in part by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are drawing connections between genetics, inflammation and the gut in...
Thursday, 10th October 2019
Our hero this week is Jess who ran the Melbourne Marathon on the weekend to honour her Dad. As a health professional, Jess is eager to help find a cur...
Friday, 4th October 2019
Inspired by her Dad and creating a better future for those with Parkinson’s, our hero this week Rowena set out to complete 100km of running during t...
Monday, 30th September 2019
The landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study aims to better define and measure Parkinson’s disease so scientists can find ...
Friday, 27th September 2019
An inspiring hero story this week from Angela who participated in our Larapinta Trek a few weeks ago. Diagnosed over 8 years ago, Angela pushed throug...
Wednesday, 25th September 2019
Our hero this week is Jeff Smart who, inspired by our Trek for Treatment in Larapinta, decided to challenge himself with the entire 248km Larapinta Tr...
Wednesday, 25th September 2019
Next week the Elmore Fields Days in Victoria gets underway and Clyde is excited to have been asked to share his Parkinson’s journey with the commu...
Tuesday, 24th September 2019
Two recent papers point to potential Parkinson’s biomarkers after analysis of data from The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) Parkinson’s Prog...
Tuesday, 24th September 2019
Since shake It Up was founded a huge amount of our support has come from supporters choosing to participate in athletic events around the country and ...
Monday, 23rd September 2019
People with Parkinson’s and their families regularly share that thinking and memory changes are among the most concerning potential symptoms of the ...
Thursday, 19th September 2019
Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, after essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Many clinicians and patients are unfamiliar wit...
Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect speech in several ways. Many people with PD speak quietly and in one tone, so they don’t convey much emotio...
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