Tag: heroes

Our newest Shake It Up Ambassador, Amy Ruffle, completed the Run Melbourne Half Marathon on the weekend, raising funds and awareness for ParkinsonR...
Happy Birthday to Shake It Up supporters Emmanuelle and Joshua who chose to fundraise for Parkinson’s research at their birthday party. The pair...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
In Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April) this year, Michael Jennings, Joe Macrae, John Collison and Lucas Overton will take on the Newcastle Half ...
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...
Singer/Songwriter, Amanda Canzurlo, who has long performed under the pseudonym of Bloom, has been gaining acclaim for her smooth deep vocals and her f...
Our hero this week is Wendy, who took on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Half Marathon. Due to Covid-19, this event was run virtually and parti...
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...
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&...
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. ...
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...
Phillip Macridis recently celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and family. Rather than receive gifts, Phillip asked his guests to donate to Shake...
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...
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...
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...
Our hero this week is Glen who, together with the team at Corporate Box Gym Fortitude Valley, hosted a interclub beginners fight night for Parkinson&#...
April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day, and throughout the month of April fundraising and awareness raising events will be taking place all over the worl...
Even via email, we can tell Annie is passionate! She’s our hero this week because she and a friend are taking on a huge 20km walk to raise funds...
We had so many amazing fundraising heroes for 2020 that we had to split it into two hero posts! 2020 was an extremely difficult year and with most of ...
2020 was an extremely difficult year and with most of us in isolation or practicing social distancing, it was also a challenging year for fundraising....
This week, we announced that Shake It Up is going to Tasmania next year on a mission to raise funds for Parkinson’s. Next October, a team of su...
This September has seen an influx of Shake It Up supporters challenging themselves for Parkinson’s. By choosing to fundraise for Shake It Up, th...
Is your birthday coming up? You can celebrate and support Parkinson’s research by hosting a birthday fundraiser. Birthday fundraising is a great way...
This week, we are throwing it back to our 2018 Port to Pub swim heroes. After previously competing in 10 ocean water swims the team vowed never to do ...
Our hero this week is Dom, who is running 100km in a single effort for his Uncle Gaz who has Parkinson’s. He’s already raised $5k. This en...
Our hero this week is our ambassador and professional waterman, Lincoln Dews, who is taking on a 200km paddle board with a friend for Shake It Up. The...
After two years of incredibly successful fundraisers totalling nearly $90,000 raised for Shake It Up (Monkey Mia to Byron Bay and Monkey Mia boys go b...
The charity fun run season is back on! Are you excited to get running or walking? Now is the time to start training as events like Blackmores Sydney R...
Our heroes this week are Alokita, her husband Sai and children Anya (7), and Arhaan (3), who are taking on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival as a...
Will Boag and his wife Corrie are long-time supporters of Shake It Up. They’re masters of a huge project, Will to Walk, where they travel the world ...
Could you do 100 burpees? How about 100 burpees per day for 100 days? Our hero this week is Averil and the team at CrossFit Smash Canberra who are emb...
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...
Gary is no stranger to difficult and challenging treks, having walked Kokoda, Borneo, (Sandakan Death March), Mt Kinabalu, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang...
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...
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...
Only recently diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s, Andy braved the Larapinta Trail with our Trek for Treatment participants in August. But it was...
Our hero this week is Jess who ran the Melbourne Marathon on the weekend to honour her Dad. As a health professional, Jess is eager to help find a cur...
Inspired by her Dad and creating a better future for those with Parkinson’s, our hero this week Rowena set out to complete 100km of running during t...
An inspiring hero story this week from Angela who participated in our Larapinta Trek a few weeks ago. Diagnosed over 8 years ago, Angela pushed throug...
Our hero this week is Jeff Smart who, inspired by our Trek for Treatment in Larapinta, decided to challenge himself with the entire 248km Larapinta Tr...
I’m 36, originally from Scotland and live in Frenchs Forest with my (Aussie) fiancé Adam and our 22 month old son Brodie. I work as a Vice Presiden...
Our hero this week is Rani Doss who put on her own 4km walk around the Maribyrnong river and invited the local community to join her. Rani’s dad w...

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