On August 30, Shake It Up CEO, Ben Young, will be taking on his first marathon to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research. Ben and a group of friends have been training for the last six weeks and this week they have decided to ‘go public’ – so there is no turning back.
Inspired by the many Shake It Up supporters around the country Ben said, “While I have never run more than about 18KM at one time a marathon has always been something that I wanted to tackle. I know that some people in our community would love to do the same but unfortunately, their Parkinson’s prevents it, so in some way I would like to think that I’m representing those people.’
Ben and his friends have set up a fundraising page and they hope to raise over $10K for Shake It Up. ‘Hopefully, we can raise some awareness along the way and we can motivate our families, workmates and friends to contribute as well,’ said Ben.
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