Our mission is to accelerate innovative research and treatments to slow, stop, and cure Parkinson’s.

Our strategies:

We create a culture of collaboration within the Australian Parkinson’s research community

Our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) provides opportunities for real time sharing of data and tools to accelerate knowledge and speed progress towards breakthroughs. This collaborative approach includes regular workshops and forums with some of Australia’s best and brightest in the area of Parkinson’s research.

We fund only world’s best cutting edge research in Australia

Our partnership with MJFF gives confidence that the research we are funding in Australia is internationally competitive. All funded research is first assessed and validated by the expert panel of scientists at MJFF to eliminate redundancy of research around the globe. Once approved the research projects are monitored and benchmarked by a team of formally trained PhDs and business-trained project managers. This includes periodic release of funds in line with the approved grant and on the basis of reported results.

We provide an opportunity for Parkinson’s patients, their loved ones and all members of the community to contribute to this ground breaking research on the path to a cure.

Shake It Up Australia is committed to providing innovative and collaborative opportunities to inspire members of the Parkinson’s community – and the general public – to act in greater numbers than ever and to empower them to be a part of our quest to find the cure. Specifically, the Foundation has created the opportunity for EVERYONE to be able to run their own fundraising event or to participate in an already organised event.


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Our Founding Directors cover all the administration costs of the foundation so 100% of your donation goes towards Parkinson's research right here in Australia

Our MJFF Partnership

In August 2011, Shake It Up Australia Foundation established a collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to leverage Parkinson’s drug development expertise In Australia.


Our Research Projects

As the country’s leader in strategic Parkinson’s research funding we are excited about the talent we have in our Australian institutes and the prospect that their work will take us closer to a cure.


Research Trials

Clinical trials are the final and crucial step in delivering new drugs to patients. When you participate in research, you give something money can’t buy. Learn how you can help speed a cure.


How We Fund Parkinson’s Research

Shake It Up is acutely aware of the limited resources available in a competitive market and the need for Parkinson’s research funds to be managed efficiently if we are to accelerate the path to a cure.


For Researchers

In August 2011, Shake It Up established a Partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Under this partnership Shake It Up disburses funds in Australia to grantees identified through the MJFF process.


Research News

Read about the latest research developments that are occurring around the world to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.



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