Tag: heroes

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...
Last Sunday Dilruk Jayasinha took on a half marathon for Shake It Up to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Research. Parkinson’s is a cau...
As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparati...
Andrew “Pegs” Pengelly is an inspiring story of courage in the face of adversity. After learning of his diagnosis in his early fifties, Andrew set...
Inspired by the impact of Parkinson’s on his mum, Tim Ashelford is running a half marathon this weekend to fundraise for Shake It Up. And he’s got...
Are you looking for great savings on dining, shopping, travel or fun activities? Our supporter Susan is selling the Entertainment book with proceeds g...
Kim is a woman on a mission! Kim aimed high this year for Pause 4 Parkinson’s, targeting local and national media through a photo opportunity with h...
Our hero this week is Andy, whose courage to stand up and bring awareness of Parkinson’s to his community is truly inspiring. This year, Andy is sup...
Motivated by her father’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, Christy is embarking on a huge 1,300km bike ride along the East Coast of Australia, all the way f...
Small actions can make a big difference. Our hero this week is 7-year-old Ted who was inspired to do something to make a difference for his Grandma. A...
Parkinson’s is very misunderstood in the broader community and so often people with Parkinson’s suffer in hiding, afraid to let others know about ...
Exercise has been identified as a major factor in slowing the progression of Parkinson’s, not to mention improving overall health. Our hero this wee...
If you’re looking for a challenge, the so called ‘World’s toughest half Marathon’, Point to Pinnacle in Hobart would certainly fit the bill! T...
This week we’re throwing it back a couple of years for our hero post, to feature Don, who discovered a novel way to raise funds for Parkinson’s re...
Saf’s story is a heart-warming example of finding the positivity in supporting a family member with Parkinson’s. Saf worked hard to complete the 5...
For Grace, a seasoned obstacle racing competitor, Tough Mudder was about more than getting muddy and jumping over incredible obstacles. The race becam...
Five northern beaches locals will retrace the steps of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson when they set out to walk 400km to Dubbo to raise funds for rese...
Our hero this week is Jodi who took on a half marathon to honour her Mum who lives with Parkinson’s.  Jodi felt she could pay respect to the incred...
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival took to the streets of Sydney last weekend, with many choosing to fundraise for causes close to their heart. Shake ...
When we were approached by the ‘budgy boys’ from Narrabeen Anytime Fitness to fundraise for Shake It Up, we had no idea what we were getting ourse...
Our hero this week is Morgan who is taking on the half marathon in the Sydney Running Festival. Morgan’s Mum suffers from Multi Systems Atrophy (MSA...

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