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Saturday, 13th August 2022
Shake It Up is pleased to announce co-funding of two new research projects this month with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson...
Tuesday, 9th August 2022
Our hero this week is Andrew, who recently ran in the Gold Coast Half Marathon for Shake It Up. Andrew had a great time at the event, finishing the ha...
Monday, 8th August 2022
This August, multi-award winning entertainer and Shake It Up Ambassador, Peter Byrne, will perform the 50th Anniversary Neil Diamond Hot August Night ...
Thursday, 28th July 2022
Our newest Shake It Up Ambassador, Amy Ruffle, completed the Run Melbourne Half Marathon on the weekend, raising funds and awareness for ParkinsonR...
Thursday, 21st July 2022
After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but...
Thursday, 21st July 2022
Walking is a complex skill. So, shares Catherine Kopil, PhD, in the third episode of the Michael J. Fox Foundation “Parkinson’s Science POV” pod...
Wednesday, 20th July 2022
Watch the August Research Forum Recording Researcher: Jasmine Galper, PhD Research Institute: The University of Sydney Date: Wednesday 3 August Time: ...
Wednesday, 13th July 2022
Shake It Up Australia Foundation together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation are excited to be co-funding this exciting project to tes...
Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls the automatic and involuntary functions our bodies perform, lik...
Wednesday, 29th June 2022
Happy Birthday to Shake It Up supporters Emmanuelle and Joshua who chose to fundraise for Parkinson’s research at their birthday party. The pair...
Wednesday, 29th June 2022
Father-son duo Brian and Mark Upton are no strangers to a challenge. They raced and run in some iconic triathlon events, including multiple Iron Man c...
Thursday, 23rd June 2022
In May this year, Sarah Buckpitt and her cycling friends put together the Pedal for Parkinson’s Tasmania Tour. Riding 500km across 5 days, the t...
Thursday, 16th June 2022
UPDATE: The Parkinson’s Symposium for Allied Health professionals & Nurses has been rescheduled to Saturday 5th November 2022.  The symposi...
Friday, 10th June 2022
Whether you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) or care about someone who does, there is much you can do in your daily life to boost brain health. Fr...
Thursday, 9th June 2022
Our fundraising hero this week is Brodie, who ran a half marathon in the Brisbane Marathon Festival and raised $2,020 for Shake It Up to further Parki...
Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors inf...
Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Guide for Navigating Parkinson’s Every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) embarks on a unique journey. There is no standar...
Tuesday, 31st May 2022
Did you miss our June Research Forum? Watch the recording below. Researcher: Dr Richard Gordon Research Institute: University of Queensland   We...
Thursday, 26th May 2022
Have you heard about our hero Gary who treks Mt Everest for Shake It Up? Gary has been visiting Mt Everest year on year, including as a virtual challe...
Thursday, 19th May 2022
Our heroes this week are the West Family, who committed to move every day for the month of April as part of Pause 4 Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Aw...
Thursday, 12th May 2022
Twelve extraordinary individuals. One riveting mission Ray Dorsey and Bas Bloem profiled twelve extraordinary individuals with Parkinson’s and have ...
Wednesday, 11th May 2022
A big thank you to everyone who PARTICIPATED and PLEDGED in our 2022 Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign for Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April...
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
Navigating a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be challenging, but you’re not alone. In this audio  expert panellists share practical tips for managing t...
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
Changes in urination can be — but aren’t always — part of Parkinson’s disease (PD). If they do happen, they’re more common in people who’v...
Wednesday, 4th May 2022
Our fundraising hero this week is Trish, who set herself the challenge to walk 90km, the same distance as Canberra to Goulburn, during Parkinson’...
Monday, 2nd May 2022
How is Parkinson’s diagnosed? Tracked? Importantly, predicted? In the second episode of our “Parkinson’s Science POV” podcast series, MJFF Chi...
Friday, 22nd April 2022
BRAIN-PENETRATING ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDE TO DOWN-REGULATE ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) offer a new therapeutic strategy in Par...
Wednesday, 20th April 2022
Shake It Up supporter and Parkinson’s advocate Sheenagh Bottrell was so kind to sit down with us recently to share her Parkinson’s story. ...
Tuesday, 12th April 2022
This week we are featuring Shake It Up fundraisers, father-daughter duo, Owen and Kiera Turner, stars of their fundraising challenge, the Shake-Off Fa...
Wednesday, 6th April 2022
Our hero this week is Sarah Buckpitt who has started a Pedal for Parkinson’s Challenge in Tasmania to raise funds for Shake It Up. Together with...
Monday, 4th April 2022
Do cholesterol-lowering medicines, called statins, decrease risk of Parkinson’s? Statins lower cholesterol with the goal of decreasing risk of heart...
Friday, 1st April 2022
Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors influencing ris...
Tuesday, 29th March 2022
This week we are featuring Suzanne Cox, a Shake It Up fundraising hero, who in 2020 ran 130km over 14 days and in 2021 ran a 45km ultra marathon throu...
Wednesday, 23rd March 2022
At the International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD), a research team funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation is anno...
Thursday, 10th March 2022
Our hero this week is Julia Riese, the director of Life in Scrubs, who is supporting Shake It Up this year through sales of her new product line of sc...
Monday, 28th February 2022
Looking for a way to support Parkinson’s Research this April for Pause 4 Parkinson’s? How about ‘climbing’ Mt Everest from whe...
Friday, 25th February 2022
In Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April) this year, Michael Jennings, Joe Macrae, John Collison and Lucas Overton will take on the Newcastle Half ...
Friday, 25th February 2022
Researcher: Professor Paul Fisher Research Institute: La Trobe University Professor Fisher and his research team are investigating mitochondrial funct...
Friday, 25th February 2022
Sexual problems are common in people with Parkinson’s, but they can be difficult to talk about. Listen as experts discuss how Parkinson’s impa...
Thursday, 17th February 2022
In April this year, Ben Coburn and a group of his friends will take on a mammoth challenge involving swimming, running and board paddling around Newca...
Thursday, 10th February 2022
Our hero this week is Kim who is riding 800km in March to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. This mammoth challenge is inspired by Kim’...
Monday, 7th February 2022
A new study, funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, suggests that, among people with rheumatoid arthritis, use of the medications chloroquine and h...
Monday, 7th February 2022
People with Parkinson’s often ask how diet and exercise fit into their overall care plan. In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, expert pan...
Thursday, 3rd February 2022
Congratulations to our hero this week, Corene, who challenged herself to walk 10,000 steps every day for the month of January for her partner Nath who...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
Many people are curious how cannabis, including marijuana, may help Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. While clinical trials have not yet proven saf...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
Parkinson’s disease changes: its biology and symptoms start even before the cardinal movement issues and evolve decades after diagnosis. In the firs...
Saturday, 29th January 2022
A recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology suggests that people who did something as simple as including three or more servings per...
Wednesday, 19th January 2022
Seeing the dentist regularly for a cleaning and check-up might not be at the top of your to-do list. You also may have, understandably, postponed visi...
Tuesday, 18th January 2022
Shake It Up Australia Founder and CEO Clyde Campbell AM has been selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for 2022. This year Clyde is excited to join ...
Wednesday, 12th January 2022
Researchers have solved a decade-long mystery about a critical protein linked to Parkinson’s disease that could help to fast-track treatments for th...
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