Tag: heroes

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...
Pause 4 Parkinson’s is a great opportunity to bring together friends, family and your local community. What starts out as a small gathering can ofte...
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’s hero is Don who discovered a novel way to raise funds for Parkinson’s research while putting his health first. After finding out he ha...
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...
Our hero this week is Amy who hosted a live music event “Shaky Sounds” to support her Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  Amy watched as D...
Our Shake It Up hero this week Lisa Sanzogni -Barron.  Lisa’s Dad resides in the USA and lives with Parkinson’s.  With Lisa living in Australia,...
Our heroes this week are a team of 8 mates that embarked on an adventure ride from the most Western Point of Australia to the most Eastern Point. Not ...
Ocean Grove locals braved the Winter weather once again to support the Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs fundraising event. Now in its fourth year,...
Michael decided to go public with his Parkinson’s diagnosis by running for Parkinson’s.   Michael was just 44 when he was diagnosed and has neve...
Our hero this week was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 52 but is committed to keeping fit and healthy while raising funds for research.  I...
After previously competing in 10 ocean water swims the team vowed never to do it again.  That all changed the day their mate and team member Chris Wi...
Our heroes this week are brothers, Rufus and Toby Young. Although they’re only 4 and 2 years old respectively, the little supporters managed to reac...
Our hero this week is Graeme who got involved after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 7 years ago.  With his brother Ron also living with Parkinson...
Shake It Up was very fortunate to be the chosen charity for a recent All Stars Family Feud episode featuring Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha. Dilruk chose...
Our hero this week is Bridget who is running in the Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday to support Shake It Up and raise funds for Parkinson’s res...
Our hero this week is Caroline who has multiple family members living with Parkinson’s.   Whilst she loves to push herself physically, taking part ...
Our hero this week is Jani who decided to put herself out of her comfort zone by competing in Run Melbourne. Having seen the impact on her Dad who liv...
Our heroes this week are sisters Sarah and Anj who are taking on the Chicago Marathon in memory of their Grandfather. Whilst they were only 10 and 12 ...
Poet, Paolo Totaro AM has Parkinson’s disease. He is the Trembling Man. Juliet Holmes à Court and Ruth Levine are artists. Together they work to en...
Three friends Alec, Sam & Gus had never considered themselves half marathon runners but having been closely affected by a family member with Parki...
With Mothers Day on Sunday this weeks hero shows how important her Mum is to her.  Tamara’s Mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s some time ago, she...
Our Shake It Up hero this week is Michelle who was inspired to get involved in Pause 4 Parkinson’s this April to support her Dad who was diagnosed w...
Today, Pedal 4 Parkinson’s are hitting the road for their trip from Melbourne to Sydney. Over the next 10 days, they will be riding and raising mone...
This week our hero is Shane Hutton who has been a long time supporter of the foundation and committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s to support h...
Our hero this week is Liz McMillan who hosted a fundraiser “Pimms and a Punch for Parkinson’s”.   Liz was amazed at the generosity of people a...

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