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Monday, 30th November 2020
In the last six years, 16 new treatments have been improved for Parkinson’s but there is still much work to be done. In this audio from our Thir...
Friday, 27th November 2020
Our hero this week is Steve, who is participating in our Bay of Fires trek for Parkinson’s in beautiful Tasmania. The Bay of Fires trek is now f...
Thursday, 19th November 2020
Could you run the same distance as Everest? Our hero this week is Suzanne, who is running 130km in 14  days – the same distance and time it too...
Friday, 13th November 2020
Our heroes this week are Bianca, her Mum and family who took to the Whitten Oval to honour Dad and husband, Dickybird. Together they walked 71 laps of...
Friday, 6th November 2020
With Spring in the air quite a few of our supporters have started running, walking, cycling or swimming for Parkinson’s. Challenging yourself fo...
Friday, 6th November 2020
Just like putting miles on a car adds wear and tear, daily life puts stress on our bodies that can add up over the years. While this stress can take i...
Monday, 2nd November 2020
New research published in the journal Brain suggests that people with diabetes who take the medication exenatide may have a lower risk of developing...
Friday, 30th October 2020
Our hero this week is Taylor, who spent the month of September walking 30km per day for Shake It Up! Inspired by her grandfather with Parkinson’...
Thursday, 29th October 2020
Shake It Up is proud to be a charity beneficiary of the annual Sohn Hearts & Minds Conference, Australia’s premier investor event which has rais...
Monday, 26th October 2020
One reported case of Parkinson’s onset after COVID-19 infection has scientists and the general community wondering about a connection between the co...
Friday, 23rd October 2020
Our heroes this week are the Everest on Mt Coolum trekkers who completed their challenge on the weekend and have raised $10,755. Originally planned as...
Thursday, 22nd October 2020
Research tells us that more men are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease than women. But what do we know about how they experience symptoms and progre...
Friday, 16th October 2020
Congratulations to Ian and Karen who were married end of September and kind-heartedly asked for donations to Shake It Up instead of gifts. Their weddi...
Friday, 9th October 2020
This week, we announced that Shake It Up is going to Tasmania next year on a mission to raise funds for Parkinson’s. Next October, a team of su...
Wednesday, 7th October 2020
Increased caffeine intake is linked to a decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in people who have a LRRK2 genetic mutation, which is associated...
Friday, 2nd October 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO DOM, our hero this week, who finished his 100km challenge on the weekend for Parkinson’s. This enormous challenge was inspire...
Tuesday, 29th September 2020
In 1997, scientists reported some of the first gene mutations in several Italian and Greek families with Parkinson’s disease, which shifted eff...
Friday, 25th September 2020
This September has seen an influx of Shake It Up supporters challenging themselves for Parkinson’s. By choosing to fundraise for Shake It Up, th...
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) announced the appointment of eight new Science Ambassadors and fifteen Patient Advocate Ambassadors for the 6th Wo...
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
  Research funded by Shake It Up Australia Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation demonstrated a key target in microglia, called the NLRP3 ...
Friday, 18th September 2020
Congratulations to the Amaysim team who completed their challenge this week, raising a mighty $3,440 for Parkinson’s. Over their 30 day challeng...
Monday, 14th September 2020
Recently, a team at Lund University published results in JAMA on a potential blood test for Alzheimer’s. It measures levels of plasma phospho-...
Friday, 11th September 2020
Congratulations to our heroes this week, Maddy and Judy, who have raised over $6k when they only started their challenge 11 days ago! Inspired by Judy...
Monday, 7th September 2020
In the August 2020 edition of our Third Thursdays Webinar by our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, our panellists talk about environmental fa...
Monday, 7th September 2020
My dad is a fighter, not a survivor I love my dad with all my heart and he has been very brave living with a tremor. He has been very supportive of me...
Friday, 4th September 2020
Shake It Up Ambassador and professional waterman, Lincoln Dews, recently challenged himself to a 200km paddle boarding challenge with a friend for Sha...
Friday, 28th August 2020
A big team of legends at Amaysim, led by Jimi, have started a challenge to run 30 mins per day for 30 days and raise money for Shake It Up. The Amaysi...
Sunday, 23rd August 2020
APM’s first clinical trial The APM’s first clinical trial is a 3-1 trial of repurposed drugs that have demonstrated neuroprotective effects in...
Friday, 21st August 2020
The Monkey Mia team haven’t quite finished their fundraising for this year! Earlier this year, the boys went on a country ride for the Covid-19 ...
Saturday, 8th August 2020
People with Parkinson’s and families often ask about stem cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Since stem cells can be turne...
Friday, 7th August 2020
Is your birthday coming up? You can celebrate and support Parkinson’s research by hosting a birthday fundraiser. Birthday fundraising is a great way...
Friday, 7th August 2020
At the start of this year, we announced that long-time supporter, Gary would be returning to Nepal with a new team of friends to climb Mt Everest, rai...
Thursday, 6th August 2020
Soania Mathur, MD and her daughters Sarika, Neha and Mareeya share their experiences communicating about Parkinson’s in their family. This webcast f...
Monday, 3rd August 2020
Two Shake It Up supporters had their lucky numbers come up in the recent Play for Purpose Raffle – winning first and fourth place. The $250,000 gold...
Friday, 31st July 2020
A huge congratulations to our heroes this week, the Monkey Mia boys (Harry Chisholm and Jim Salter, Phil Davies, Dave Cato and Andrew Urquhart), who h...
Monday, 27th July 2020
As Parkinson’s progresses and levodopa is taken for longer, some people may experience dyskinesia (involuntary movement) and/or “off” time, when...
Monday, 20th July 2020
Star-shaped cells called astrocytes perform many duties in the brain, but their latest trick could replace dopamine cells lost in Parkinson’s diseas...
Friday, 17th July 2020
This week, we are throwing it back to our 2018 Port to Pub swim heroes. After previously competing in 10 ocean water swims the team vowed never to do ...
Wednesday, 15th July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone across the globe. But until recently, we had little to no research on how it was specifically affecting...
Friday, 10th July 2020
Our hero this week is Dom, who is running 100km in a single effort for his Uncle Gaz who has Parkinson’s. He’s already raised $5k. This en...
Monday, 6th July 2020
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medtronic’s Percept deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Parkinson’s symptoms. Th...
Friday, 3rd July 2020
Our hero this week is our ambassador and professional waterman, Lincoln Dews, who is taking on a 200km paddle board with a friend for Shake It Up. The...
Thursday, 2nd July 2020
Have you been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s South Australia are championing The Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (...
Wednesday, 1st July 2020
Whether you recently learned you have Parkinson’s or have been living with the disease for years, you know how unsettling a diagnosis can be. It is ...
Monday, 29th June 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many research operations to go remote, including in our landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPM...
Friday, 26th June 2020
After two years of incredibly successful fundraisers totalling nearly $90,000 raised for Shake It Up (Monkey Mia to Byron Bay and Monkey Mia boys go b...
Wednesday, 24th June 2020
New research led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has identified ways to make the most widely-used advanced treatment for Parkinson’s di...
Friday, 19th June 2020
The charity fun run season is back on! Are you excited to get running or walking? Now is the time to start training as events like Blackmores Sydney R...
Friday, 12th June 2020
Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson’s disease but keeping active can be challenging under the current restrictions. Th...
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