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Many of our Shake It Up supporters raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research by embracing their creative pursuits and artistic passions...
This month we are taking the opportunity to farewell, celebrate and thank Rick Crethar, who has been an invaluable contributor to the Shake It Up Aust...
In November 2023, a group of dedicated fundraisers took on a massive challenge – the world’s toughest road half marathon, Point to Pinnacl...
This week, our Shake It Up hero is Suzanne Cox, a regular Shake It Up fundraiser who this year completed the Everest Base Camp Trek in memory of her f...
In our ‘Day in the Life with Parkinson’s’ series, we hear from our Shake It Up supporters about their day-to-day experiences while l...
Over 200,000 Australians are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, with a further 38 diagnosed everyday. It’s the fastest growing neu...
This month we are taking the opportunity to farewell, celebrate and thank Graeme Fear, who has served on the Shake It Up Australia board of directors ...
  Did you know this Wednesday is International Giving Day? It’s a day when the global community will come together to donate to good cause...
At Shake It Up, we are passionate in our belief that everyone has the power to make a difference. While some of our fundraising heroes take on athleti...
Did you know November 29 is International Giving Day? It’s a day when the global community will come together to donate to good causes, and we&#...
‘Limitlessness in the Aquasphere’ is a journey of discovery through mindfulness and diving, created by filmmaker Oshim Somers after being ...
Did you know there are around 200,000 Australians currently living with Parkinson’s and a further 38 people diagnosed every day? One of our inspirin...
In September 2023, a group of motivated fundraisers laced up their runners and hit the pavement for the Sydney Marathon, fueled by the desire to hit t...
Did you know November 29 is International Giving Day? It’s a day when the global community will come together to donate to good causes, and we&#...
Did you know November 29 is International Giving Day? It’s a day when the global community will come together to donate to good causes, and we&#...
On July 21, Offbeat ’23 shook Fremantle’s Port Beach Brewery, raising crucial funds for Parkinson’s research. The mastermind behind ...
Many of our supporters at Shake It Up participate in fundraisers that involve tough athletic feats to help raise funds and awareness for ParkinsonR...
In this chat with Dr. Fazel Shabanpoor, we hear about his research into antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), which offer a new therapeutic strategy in P...
Our Shake It Up Heroes, Team Bailey, have been tackling the Point to Pinnacle in support of Shake It Up Australia and Young Onset Parkinson’s Di...
At Shake It Up we have many adventurous supporters who take part in all kinds of athletic events to raise both funds and awareness for Parkinson’s. ...
In this chat with Dr. Cedric Bardy, Associate Professor at SAHMRI (South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute) and Flinders University, we ...
In January this year, Sean was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease at just 36 years of age. The diagnosis came as a shock to Sean and...
At Shake It Up we have many incredible supporters who fundraise for us year on year. One of these supporters, Lisa, has now held five fundraising even...
In this chat with Associate Professor Miguel Rentería, we hear about the Australian Parkinson’s Genetics Study, and how the study of genes is h...
Shake It Up ambassador Liz Cantor grew up in Sunshine Beach, Noosa, where her love of surfing was rewarded with a sponsorship from Billabong at just 1...
Shake It Up supporter Kylie Christian recently held a huge local community fundraising event with a unique twist – ‘mop chops’ for h...
When Robyn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017 on her 62nd birthday, she began seeking support and educating herself about the diseas...
When Hannah’s mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s earlier this year, she decided, along with her family, to educate herself and the people ...
This week’s Shake It Up hero is our supporter Tanya, who took on a huge challenge along with her husband Peter, to walk a section of the Portugu...
Gary is a regular feature in our Shake It Up Hero stories – and for good reason. Gary has been visiting Mt Everest year on year, including as a ...
Did you know that you can support Shake It Up by taking part in an athletic event? Comedian, runner and digital producer Shivé Prema did just that w...
For people looking to make a difference for Parkinson’s, there are so many ways to get involved to raise funds and awareness. One way many of ou...
This year’s Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign included so many fantastic community fundraisers, and we loved seeing familiar faces fundraise ag...
A big thank you to everyone who pledged and participated in our Pause 4 Parkinson’s 2023 campaign this year. With the help of 71 fundraisers, ...
When Hans vanHamond was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it was a confirmation of the battle he had been waging for almost two years. Prior to hi...
Annelise Kumri is a content creator, motherhood and lifestyle influencer, and makeup artist. After joining the Shake It Up team as an ambassador in  ...
For this year’s Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign, we were thrilled to have the support of so many fundraisers hosting events and coming up wit...
Every year, we have so many creative community fundraisers for Pause 4 Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Awareness Month. We love seeing the dif...
Did you know that 38 Australians will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease today? The Lambooy family are on a mission to make sure more people ...
Shake It Up ambassador Phoebes Garland is the Co-founder and Head of Consulting of Garland & Garland, a fashion brand management & consultin...
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day. It’s a chance to spread the word and raise funds to stop the fastest growing neurological disease on th...
Last year, ABC Sydney held an online auction, and winner Joanne Colquhoun of North Epping won the karaoke event. Joanne lives with Parkinson’s D...
Shake It Up ambassador Kristy Johnson has a goal: to raise as much awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) as she can, and draw attention to th...
This year, Shake It Up welcomed Gilligan’s Hotel and Resort as our major sponsor for 2023 and our Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign. Gilligan&#...
Shake It Up ambassador Amy Ruffle is a woman of many talents. She’s an actor, producer, comedian, and now – host of the Shake It Up Show, ...
On Saturday, February 11th, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which was established by the United Nations General Asse...
Our community fundraisers are integral to the Foundation, raising vital funds for Parkinson’s research, and awareness in their communities about...
    Our fundraising hero this week is Jackson, who cut off his mullet in November to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. Jackson ha...
This Giving Day, 29 November, support Parkinson’s Research with a donation to Shake It Up. 100% of your donation will go directly to cutting-ed...
This week we are featuring a fundraising hero with a heart-warming idea! Karena put together a reunion baseball game for her Dad to celebrate his base...