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Monday, 21st November 2022
At the 13th Governors Awards, Michael J. Fox received an honorary Oscar for his decades of fighting for a world without Parkinson’s disease. Support...
Thursday, 17th November 2022
Shake It Up Australia Foundation is funding 25 Travel Grants to the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) in Barcelona, Spain from 4 – 7 July 2023 for ...
Thursday, 10th November 2022
Award-winning actor. Activist. Best-selling author. These are just a few words that describe Michael J. Fox. But his signature humor, optimism and tir...
Thursday, 10th November 2022
Professor Glenda Halliday is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists has been recognised for her foundational work on neurodegenerative disea...
Thursday, 10th November 2022
This Giving Day, 29 November, support Parkinson’s Research with a donation to Shake It Up. 100% of your donation will go directly to cutting-ed...
Monday, 7th November 2022
Our fundraising hero this week is Ash, who is riding from Albany to Bunbury in January 2023 for Parkinson’s. Even though the ride is still a cou...
Friday, 28th October 2022
The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) landmark study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), continues around the world. Recent r...
Monday, 17th October 2022
Brain cells talk to each other using chemicals and electricity. Through this “discussion,” the brain directs how we think, feel, move and more. Ch...
Monday, 17th October 2022
One of the less common and lesser-known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is changes in the skin. Possible skin symptoms include rashes, which ca...
Monday, 10th October 2022
Scientists have recently discovered that the skin of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has a unique scent. And MJFF-funded scientists are now wo...
Monday, 10th October 2022
Our hero this week is Aidan, who recently hosted a Warhammer 40k event in Tasmania to raise funds for Parkinson’s. This table-top game is someth...
Thursday, 6th October 2022
This week we are featuring a fundraising hero with a heart-warming idea! Karena put together a reunion baseball game for her Dad to celebrate his base...
Sunday, 2nd October 2022
A Parkinson’s diagnosis can bring many different emotions — denial, anger, sadness, frustration. It’s important to know that no matter what emot...
Monday, 26th September 2022
Newly published research, partially funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), details a successful effort to track gait issues and the progressi...
Saturday, 24th September 2022
WINNERS ANNOUNCED 1st PRIZE WINNER Ticket Number: #805 2nd PRIZE WINNER Ticket Number: #753 3rd PRIZE WINNER Ticket Number: #754 THE RAFFLE IS NOW OVE...
Wednesday, 14th September 2022
Our heroes this week are the team trekking the Bay of Fires in Tasmania this week for Shake It Up. The team has 14 participants, Marion, Jess, May, Tr...
Monday, 12th September 2022
Characterisation of the Kir4.2 channel as a critical new target for Parkinson’s disease This study is being led by Dr Linlin Ma at Griffith Universi...
Thursday, 8th September 2022
Our heroes this week are Tony and Wendy who set off earlier in the year as ‘The Adventure Is’ to traverse the country from Byron Bay to St...
Friday, 2nd September 2022
Brother and sister duo, Tim and Abby, are challenging themselves to run for Parkinson’s this year. They were originally planning to run the 21km...
Thursday, 1st September 2022
Date: Thursday 6 October 2022 Time: 5pm till 6pm Researcher: Associate Professor Cedric Bardy Research Institute:  Flinders University Missed the For...
Tuesday, 16th August 2022
If you have a family member with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you know that PD impacts not only the person living with it but also their loved ones. At...
Saturday, 13th August 2022
Shake It Up is pleased to announce co-funding of two new research projects this month with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson...
Tuesday, 9th August 2022
Our hero this week is Andrew, who recently ran in the Gold Coast Half Marathon for Shake It Up. Andrew had a great time at the event, finishing the ha...
Thursday, 28th July 2022
Our newest Shake It Up Ambassador, Amy Ruffle, completed the Run Melbourne Half Marathon on the weekend, raising funds and awareness for ParkinsonR...
Thursday, 21st July 2022
After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but...
Thursday, 21st July 2022
Walking is a complex skill. So, shares Catherine Kopil, PhD, in the third episode of the Michael J. Fox Foundation “Parkinson’s Science POV” pod...
Wednesday, 20th July 2022
Watch the August Research Forum Recording Researcher: Jasmine Galper, PhD Research Institute: The University of Sydney Date: Wednesday 3 August Time: ...
Wednesday, 13th July 2022
Shake It Up Australia Foundation together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation are excited to be co-funding this exciting project to tes...
Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls the automatic and involuntary functions our bodies perform, lik...
Wednesday, 29th June 2022
Happy Birthday to Shake It Up supporters Emmanuelle and Joshua who chose to fundraise for Parkinson’s research at their birthday party. The pair...
Wednesday, 29th June 2022
Father-son duo Brian and Mark Upton are no strangers to a challenge. They raced and run in some iconic triathlon events, including multiple Iron Man c...
Thursday, 23rd June 2022
In May this year, Sarah Buckpitt and her cycling friends put together the Pedal for Parkinson’s Tasmania Tour. Riding 500km across 5 days, the t...
Thursday, 16th June 2022
UPDATE: The Parkinson’s Symposium for Allied Health professionals & Nurses has been rescheduled to Saturday 5th November 2022.  The symposi...
Friday, 10th June 2022
Whether you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) or care about someone who does, there is much you can do in your daily life to boost brain health. Fr...
Thursday, 9th June 2022
Our fundraising hero this week is Brodie, who ran a half marathon in the Brisbane Marathon Festival and raised $2,020 for Shake It Up to further Parki...
Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors inf...
Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Guide for Navigating Parkinson’s Every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) embarks on a unique journey. There is no standar...
Tuesday, 31st May 2022
Did you miss our June Research Forum? Watch the recording below. Researcher: Dr Richard Gordon Research Institute: University of Queensland   We...
Thursday, 26th May 2022
Have you heard about our hero Gary who treks Mt Everest for Shake It Up? Gary has been visiting Mt Everest year on year, including as a virtual challe...
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...
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
Navigating a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be challenging, but you’re not alone. In this audio  expert panellists share practical tips for managing t...
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...
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