Tag: heroes

Earlier this year, Shake It Up supporter Brodie took on the Noosa Ultra-Trail – one of the premier events on Australia’s trail running calenda...
Long-time Shake It Up supporters and fundraising champions, the Monkey Mia Boys, have done desert trips, rides across the country and even online art ...
During Parkinson’s Awareness Month this year, we had so many inspiring fundraisers who came up with different ways to challenge themselves or jo...
This year, we have 22 fundraisers participating in the HBF Run for a Reason in Perth, the first time Shake It Up has been part of this event! Together...
In Parkinson’s Awareness Month this year, many of our supporters chose to find ways to make a difference for Parkinson’s through their bus...
We are always impressed by the creative ideas our fundraising community comes up with to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research, and...
Tristan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2020, at the age of 40, during the first week of COVID lockdowns in Australia. Following this ...
At Shake It Up, we believe that everyone can make a difference. Many of our supporters choose to challenge themselves with an athletic event to raise ...
With so many athletic events to participate in for Parkinson’s research, our Shake It Up supporters are always inspiring and impressing us with ...
This year, during Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Shake It Up invited the Australian community to take part in Pancakes 4 Parkinson’s, a fund...
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day. At Shake It Up, we believe that when our community comes together, we can make a world of difference. This ti...
With Parkinson’s Awareness Month falling in April, we have so many supporters who have come up with creative and inspiring fundraising ideas to ...
In April, the Canberra Times Marathon Festival will welcome runners to lace up and run together across a scenic route. This year, one of the participa...
This September, a group of trekkers will Step Up with Shake It Up to trek the Great Ocean Walk for Parkinson’s. Taking part along with ‘Te...
One of the unique things about fundraising for Shake It Up is that there are so many ways people can participate. We are always inspired and impressed...
In 2024, for Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Shake It Up Australia is encouraging the Australian community to take part in #Pancakes4Parkinsons to ...
Last year, one of our supporters Andrew, took on the Cape to Cape race with his good friend Darren, to challenge himself and raise funds for cutting-e...
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...