Phoebes Garland

Fashionista, Co-Owner Garland & Garland

Phoebes GarlandPhoebes has become a passionate supporter of Shake It Up, with a strong desire to remove the stigma associated with Parkinson’s and is proud to be an ambassador on behalf of the Australian fashion industry.

“I am so proud to be representing the Australian fashion industry as an ambassador for Shake It Up. I am dedicated to taking the stigma out of this highly unfashionable disease and I am passionate about helping to raise awareness for funding for Shake It Up, who guarantee that 100% of all funds raised go directly into research in Australia and are partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

My business partner Robert, who has worked for over 45 years in the Australian fashion industry, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. It is important to both of us this disease does not progress in any way.

Exercise is such an important factor in to managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms and it has been proven to show significant results with improved cognitive thinking and lessening physical symptoms. Robert swears by it to manage ailments.

We need to find a cure for this disease which affects about 200,000 Australians.