Tag: Living with Parkinson's

In 2024, National Palliative Care Week runs Sunday, 19 May to Saturday, 25 May. It is an opportunity to highlight the importance of palliative care an...
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...
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Your support is vital in our mission to slow, stop and cure Parkinson’s. Whether you pledge a dona...
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 article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research This guest blog, written by Karlee Pringle and Sama...
When the weather heats up, it’s important to consider how the heat may impact your Parkinson’s symptoms – or those of your loved one...
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...
This article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research This blog was written by Caroline (Carlie) Tanner, ...
  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&#...
October 15-21 is National Carers Week in Australia. There are 2.65 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or frien...
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...
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...
Content originally published on the UNSW website. A new app, co-designed by people with Parkinson’s disease, has been launched to help those living ...
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary from person to person and change over time. People are generally most familiar with the motor symptoms of Par...
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...
If you have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it’s very common to feel unsettled, upset and overwhelmed. At Shake It Up Australia, we hear...
When Hannah’s mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s earlier this year, she decided, along with her family, to educate herself and the people ...
On the heels of a big breakthrough — a spinal fluid (CSF) test for Parkinson’s, or alpha-synuclein seed amplification assay (α-syn SAA in CSF) ...
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...
As the weather continues getting colder, it’s important to remember that Parkinson’s can increase your sensitivity to cold temperatures and winter...
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 ...
This article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research A little background Before we dive in, let’s talk...
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...
This article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Wael El-N...
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...
This article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Parkinson’s disease (PD) is different from person...
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 Parkinson’s Awareness Month campaign, we were thrilled to have the support of so many fundraisers hosting events and comin...
This article was originally published by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Swallowing problems, known as dysphagia, can, for ...