OUR FOUNDATION ACHIEVEMENTS

The Michael J. Fox Foundation team with Shake It Up Australia

Katie Hood, Clyde Campbell, Carolyn Campbell, Michael J. Fox, Tracey Pollan, Todd Sherer

Since our launch in August 2011 we have made incredible achievements that we wanted to share with you.   The journey has been an rewarding and humbling experience.   We thank you for your support and  look forward to continuing the momentum in 2013.

 

 

  • Our collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) – the strength of our partnership is demonstrated by the increase in grant applications and awardees in Australia, as well as our solid relationship with the MJFF Team and Directors.

 

  • Parkinson's Research at NEURA funded by Shake It Up & MJFF

    Parkinson's Research at NEURA funded by Shake It Up & MJFF

    Funding four Australian Research Grants in partnership with MJFF, a great step towards our goal of finding better treatment for Parkinson’s on the path to the cure.

 

  • Launching a credible brand for Parkinson’s disease in Australia’s Not for Profit sector, and engaging a strong community of supporters which continues to grow each day.

 

  • The launch of “Fox Trial Finder” in Australia enabling people to register for clinical trials in their area.

 

PPMI Global Bio-Markers Study for Parkinson's

PPMI Study expands to Australia

  • Bringing the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative to Australia – Making it a truly global study.  The discovery of a biomarker is critical to the development of new and better treatments for PD, particularly treatments that could slow or stop the progression of the disease, something no currently available treatment can do.

 

  • Establishing a fun and recognisable fundraising arm with ‘Team Fox Australia’ and raising considerable funds which have been directly invested into cutting edge research in Australia.

    Team Fox Australia in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

    Team Fox Australia in the Sydney Running Festival 2012

 

  • Receiving fantastic opportunities with all channels of Australian media, and creating successful relationships with media partners and personalities in order to maintain the momentum of public awareness.

 

  • Hosting successful fundraising events and activities including our partnership with Diageo, raising $30,000 in one evening.

 

Andrew Johns & Brad Fittler support Team Fox Australia in the Sydney Running Festival 2012

Andrew Johns & Brad Fittler

  • Successfully attaining highest fundraising team and individual in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2011, including the acceptance as a partner charity  after only one month of operating publicly, raising over $70,000.

 

  • Defending our title in the 2012 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival — again taking out the highest fundraising team and individual prize which secured an additional $5000 for the foundation thanks to sponsors Suncorp Bank.   With over 70 runners and our celebrity supporters Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler and Lachie Turner taking part we again raised over $70,000.

 

  • Trent Chapman walks from Brisbane to Sydney supports Shake It Up Australia Foundation to fund Parkinson's Research

    Trent Chapman walks from Brisbane to Sydney

    Celebrating a number of Team Fox Australia Heroes, special individuals who have put themselves through mild to extreme situations and have succeeded in raising considerable funds for the Foundation, creating awareness and support across the Nation.

 

  • Our strong relationship with our corporate partners, who have tirelessly supported us and given advice during our development, ensuring we continue to grow and achieve success.

 

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