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Thursday, 9th April 2020
Even during these challenging times, there are still heaps of ways to get involved and support Parkinson’s Research. Today, we’re featuring Alana ...
Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Yesterday, we featured Mick and his fantastic idea to auction his beard for donations to Shake It Up. Today we have another innovative fundraising ide...
Tuesday, 7th April 2020
We’ve had lots of inspirational fundraising stories come through this week as Pause 4 Parkinson’s kicks off the month of April. Our supporters are...
Monday, 6th April 2020
“Plan ahead and take control of your own life and don’t let your Parkinson’s Disease determine who you are as a person”, the advice of Malcolm...
Friday, 3rd April 2020
Our hero this week is researcher, Jasmine Galper, who is on the frontline of Parkinson’s science at the University of Sydney.  This year, Jasmine i...
Thursday, 2nd April 2020
During these uncertain times with coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us, both with and without Parkinson’s or mood changes, are experiencing worry and ...
Wednesday, 1st April 2020
In January 2018, my beloved companion of 16 years, Osky the Spy Cat, decided he’d had enough of chasing down international criminals and left us for...
Monday, 30th March 2020
Our Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign this year shines a light on the impact of a Parkinson’s diagnosis on your career. Employment and career progressi...
Sunday, 29th March 2020
What is Coronavirus Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are like the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East res...
Tuesday, 24th March 2020
Singer Neil Diamond and fellow ‘Parkie’ turned his hit “Sweet Caroline” into a public service announcement about social distancing S...
Monday, 23rd March 2020
Our heroes this week are Telum, a workforce solutions company for the construction industry who have been big supporters of Shake It Up! Telum have su...
Monday, 16th March 2020
Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease can be incredibly challenging for individuals in the prime of their working lives. Recent interviews conducted b...
Sunday, 15th March 2020
This online event makes it easy for everyone to participate & access the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hea...
Saturday, 14th March 2020
Coming to terms with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is challenging but even more so if you are still in the workforce and may be the primary breadwinner...
Friday, 13th March 2020
Our hero this week is Iain who has been hosting music gig nights for Shake It Up for the past few years and donating proceeds. His gig nights are a hu...
Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Many people with Parkinson’s experience sexual problems related to the disease. Movement symptoms can pose practical challenges, non-movement sympto...
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel our Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign this year and will be back bigger and better in 2...
Thursday, 13th February 2020
Gary is no stranger to difficult and challenging treks, having walked Kokoda, Borneo, (Sandakan Death March), Mt Kinabalu, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang...
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...
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
Parkinson’s is an individualised disease, meaning everyone’s symptoms and paths are unique, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are comm...
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 ...
Saturday, 1st February 2020
We are living in challenging times and need to adapt to our community needs. This April during our annual awareness month we are asking all Australian...
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...
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
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