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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...
Monday, 27th September 2021
The Aged Care Enrichment Podcast is on a mission to examine ways to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for seniors. Each week they br...
Monday, 27th September 2021
More than a dozen Parkinson’s therapies have been approved in the past five years. These treatments work in different ways to ease symptoms. Many ...
Tuesday, 21st September 2021
No matter how long you’ve known Parkinson’s disease (PD), you’ve probably come across words like “off,” “on,” dyskinesia and others. The...
Tuesday, 14th September 2021
The PD Avengers are a global alliance of people with Parkinson’s, partners and friends, standing together demanding change in how the disease is see...
Monday, 13th September 2021
Together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation we are excited to announced funding for two new Parkinson’s research grants at The U...
Friday, 10th September 2021
Leave a Lasting Legacy for Future Generations This week is ‘Include a Charity Week’, a national initiative that raises the profile and importance ...
Thursday, 9th September 2021
Wanting to participate in the Paws 4 Parkinson’s 2021 Shake Challenge? Our Pet Ambassador, Lola, has so many great ideas for how to get involved...
Thursday, 9th September 2021
Our heroes this week are the lovely folk at Dunalley and Marion Bay Sailing Club who recently hosted a ‘Pirates of the Peninsula’ fundrais...
Thursday, 2nd September 2021
Our hero this week is Michelle who set herself the challenge of 200km of walking and cycling in the month of May for Parkinson’s. Along with a c...
Thursday, 12th August 2021
Today we celebrate the achievements of Gary and his team of Everest Trekkers – our heroes for a number of years now! They recently completed the...
Monday, 9th August 2021
Shake It Up is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Betterthat.com – a new online marketplace helping you shop with purpose. Better That ...
Saturday, 7th August 2021
We are pleased to welcome Dr Eduardo Albornoz from the University of Queensland to present on his research project Identification of a Speck-Like Prot...
Friday, 6th August 2021
A long-watched Parkinson’s therapy got a jumpstart last week with a major deal that puts more resources behind the program. In 2012, funded by The...
Thursday, 5th August 2021
Our hero this week is Daniel, who had planned to run in the Run Melbourne Half Marathon in July this year. Unfortunately, due to lockdown, Run Melbour...
Wednesday, 4th August 2021
“If somebody told me that they could stop my Parkinson’s where it was, but not go back to normal, I would consider that a cure,” said Karen ...
Thursday, 22nd July 2021
How many push ups can you do? Our fundraising hero this week is Tom who has taken on a monumental challenge to complete 10,000 push ups for Parkinson&...
Thursday, 8th July 2021
The landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) marches forward in its massive expansion, study leaders brought updates and ideas to ...
Thursday, 8th July 2021
Our hero this week is Lucy, who was planning to run the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon recently. When the event was cancelled due to the Sydney C...
Tuesday, 6th July 2021
For our July forum we were pleased to welcome Dr Matthew A. Brodie from UNSW Founders, Tyree IHealthE, and Walking Tall Health as the guest presenter....
Wednesday, 30th June 2021
Brett Stewart and his family and friends are raising funds for Parkinson’s through sales of a book that Brett has written, called Isabelle May. ...
Thursday, 24th June 2021
In this audio from our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), Larry Gifford, Patient Council member (MJFF), leads a discussion on deep brai...
Thursday, 24th June 2021
In May, our ice skaters, Owen and Sandra Turner, along with their daughters Mikaela and Kiera and Kiera’s partner Elijah challenged themselves to sk...
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
We are pleased to welcome Katrina Hodgkinson to the Shake It Up Board. Katrina brings a wealth of business and government experience to the Board and ...
Thursday, 17th June 2021
Our hero this week is Mimi, who bravely fundraised for Shake It Up while preparing for DBS surgery. Mimi collected funds in the lead up to shaving her...
Thursday, 17th June 2021
Sleep issues including reduced sleep efficiency and excessive daytime sleepiness are common symptoms for people living with Parkinson’s. For our Jun...
Saturday, 12th June 2021
A significant milestone in brain disease research was achieved early this week when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced approval of...
Thursday, 10th June 2021
Our hero this week is Alistair, who took on the mighty challenge of  the Brisbane Half Marathon for Parkinson’s. Alistair is inspired by his Da...
Friday, 4th June 2021
Phillip Macridis recently celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and family. Rather than receive gifts, Phillip asked his guests to donate to Shake...
Friday, 28th May 2021
Our heroes this week, the long-walk legends Will and Corrie Boag are setting off again this year as part of their ongoing project ‘Will to Walk&...
Thursday, 27th May 2021
Another therapy in the drug development pipeline has taken a step forward with the start of a new trial in nearly 600 people with Parkinson’s. Partn...
Wednesday, 26th May 2021
The Australian Academy of Science has today recognised 22 of Australia’s most distinguished scientists, naming the 2021 Fellows of the Australian Ac...
Monday, 24th May 2021
Searching for words of wisdom? Michael J. Fox has been known for his signature optimism and sense of humour — especially while navigating life’s c...
Friday, 21st May 2021
Join us for our May Virtual research Forum with guest researcher Matt Cooper, Professor of Chemical Biology at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience, ...
Thursday, 20th May 2021
This year, Shake It Up crowned our first ever Pet Ambassador, Lola, as part of Paws 4 Parkinson’s. The Pet Ambassador idea was created in collab...
Tuesday, 11th May 2021
A drug to lower activity of the protein LRRK2 — which is higher in some people with Parkinson’s — will move into a later-stage trial this year a...
Tuesday, 11th May 2021
Congratulations to David and his team for walking over 42kms in 10 hours to raise awareness and over $6700 for Parkinson’s research. David is an...
Monday, 10th May 2021
Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2021 was a huge year, with a big show of support from our community fundraiser and corporate partners. Together, we raised over ...
Friday, 7th May 2021
Our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation discuss thinking and memory changes that can happen in Parkinson’s disease. This webinar will cove...
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