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Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Thanks to the support of Veritas Events, we are so pleased to present to you a new series of videos about Parkinson’s stories. The first in this...
Monday, 1st March 2021
Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, Pause 4 Parkinson’s last year was quite challenging. For 2021, we are hoping to be back better than eve...
Thursday, 25th February 2021
Mother-daughter team Marion and Jess are back to complete another trek for Parkinson’s. Together, they walked El Camino in 2018 with Shake It Up...
Monday, 22nd February 2021
New detection method developed by Sydney scientists could enable early, accurate diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease. UNSW Sydney medical researchers ...
Monday, 15th February 2021
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day, and throughout the month of April fundraising and awareness raising events will be taking place all over the worl...
Thursday, 11th February 2021
Is 2021 the year you challenge yourself for Parkinson’s? Be inspired by our hero this week, Alexandra, who challenged herself for Parkinson̵...
Friday, 5th February 2021
Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring our Bay of Fires participants who will be trekking through Tasmania to raise funds for Parkinson̵...
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021
Brisbane-based gut microbiome Biotech Company, Microba, have partnered with researchers from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine to d...
Tuesday, 26th January 2021
The Board of the Shake It Up Australia Foundation congratulates their Founding Director, Mr Clyde Campbell AM,  for his appointment as a Member (AM) ...
Monday, 25th January 2021
Our partners at The Michael J Fox Foundation take a walk down memory lane as we review recent research highlights and milestones in the 20-year histor...
Monday, 25th January 2021
Even via email, we can tell Annie is passionate! She’s our hero this week because she and a friend are taking on a huge 20km walk to raise funds...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Our heroes this week are Kerrie, Melissa and Nathan who ran the Virtual Melbourne Half Marathon together to speed up a cure for Parkinson’s.  T...
Monday, 18th January 2021
A new approach to focused ultrasound (FUS) for Parkinson’s is in the news. FUS is a non-invasive procedure that carefully concentrates ultrasound wa...
Friday, 15th January 2021
Even as COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across the country, offering hope for an end to the pandemic, we continue to learn about the virus and its effe...
Thursday, 14th January 2021
We had so many amazing fundraising heroes for 2020 that we had to split it into two hero posts! 2020 was an extremely difficult year and with most of ...
Friday, 8th January 2021
2020 was an extremely difficult year and with most of us in isolation or practicing social distancing, it was also a challenging year for fundraising....
Thursday, 17th December 2020
It’s the week before Christmas and our heroes, the Young and Early Onset Parkinson’s Alliance, are selling relish to make a difference. Th...
Sunday, 13th December 2020
YOU COULD WIN $250K DRAW CLOSING 18th December Buy a $10 ticket today and Support Parkinson’s research GET YOUR TICKET TODAY! You will go i...
Friday, 11th December 2020
This week we’re featuring a throwback to hero Jeff Smart who, inspired by our Trek for Treatment in Larapinta, decided to challenge himself with...
Thursday, 10th December 2020
Study demonstrates the use of a wearable device in treatment of Parkinson’s disease resulted in significant improvement in patient outcomes compared...
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 ...
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