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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...
Friday, 7th May 2021
Our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation discuss the many sleep issues that can come with Parkinson’s disease, sometimes even before motor symp...
Monday, 3rd May 2021
This week’s heroes have set a very unique challenge for themselves! Owen and Sandra Turner, along with their daughters Mikaela and Kiera and Kie...
Thursday, 29th April 2021
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often ask about complementary medicine and alternative therapies that might work for different symptoms. Althou...
Wednesday, 28th April 2021
Last weekend, Shake It Up supporter, David Cox, and a team of friends walked from Manly to Bondi in a huge marathon effort for Parkinson’s, rais...
Monday, 26th April 2021
Our hero this week is Melissa, who has been walking 10k steps per day in April for Pause 4 Parkinson’s. Melissa is motivated to find a cure for ...
Monday, 19th April 2021
Long-time Shake It Up supporters, the Monkey Mia boys, have made plans for another big trip and fundraiser this year. After three years of incredibly ...
Saturday, 10th April 2021
We are pleased to welcome Dr Richard Gordon from the University of Queensland who will be discussing the link between gut health and Parkinson’s Dis...
Friday, 9th April 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 two in this...
Friday, 9th April 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 two in this...
Friday, 9th April 2021
Shake It Up Founder Clyde Campbell has been in the media this month for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Clyde talks about the importance of researc...
Wednesday, 7th April 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 two in this...
Wednesday, 7th April 2021
Questions about the Parkinson’s drug levodopa are common: When should I start it? Does it cause involuntary movement (dyskinesia)? Will it stop work...
Wednesday, 31st March 2021
This April will mark the 10th anniversary of the Shake It Up Australia Foundation. The past decade has seen significant strides taken towards a cure ...
Monday, 29th 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 two in this...
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