Heroes

Heroes

Ben runsa a half marathon for Parkinson's

Ben Runs a Half Marathon for Parkinson’s

Friday, 5 July 2019

As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparation, we spoke to Ben who ran in the Weston Creek Half Marathon earlier this year about what…

Morgan Stanley Show their Support for Parkinson’s

Friday, 21 June 2019

The team from Morgan Stanley came together yesterday to support their fellow colleague Nikki Blackwood by hosting a morning tea to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research.  Nikki was just 35 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and has…

Andrew Pengelly Runs 300km

The Source to Salt – Six Marathons in Six Days

Friday, 7 June 2019

Andrew “Pegs” Pengelly is an inspiring story of courage in the face of adversity. After learning of his diagnosis in his early fifties, Andrew set about constructing a new vision for his life. Part of that vision was a plan…

Tim runs a half marathon for his mum

Tim Runs a Half Marathon for his Mum

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Inspired by the impact of Parkinson’s on his mum, Tim Ashelford is running a half marathon this weekend to fundraise for Shake It Up. And he’s got some great advice for those looking to ‘shake it up’! What Drives Your…

Welk Family Parkinson's Fundraiser

The Welk Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Friday, 3 May 2019

Pause 4 Parkinson’s is a great opportunity to bring together friends, family and your local community. What starts out as a small gathering can often overflow into a huge swell of support from those around you as Sarah Welk found…

Supporters get behind Pause 4 Parkinson's

What drives our Shake It Up heroes to make a difference!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Now in its fourth year, Pause 4 Parkinson’s is officially cemented in the Shake It Up event calendar. In recognition of World Parkinson’s Day, the month of April is a time to unite with friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness and…

Holly Joins the Larapinta Trek for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Our hero for this week is Holly, who, after seeing the effect that Parkinson’s has had on her nan, decided to join our Larapinta Trek and fundraise towards a cure for Parkinson’s. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure…

Jackie to trek the Larapinta trail for her Mum

Jackie Joins the Larapinta Trek in Support of her Mum

Friday, 18 January 2019

Jackie Parton is taking part in our Larapinta Trek for Treatment later this year, inspired by her mother’s battle with Parkinson’s. If you’re interested in taking part in our trek, there are still places available but contact us quickly as…

The Grinch Movie Day for Parkinson's

Ted Hosts a Movie Night to Support his Grandma

Friday, 21 December 2018

Small actions can make a big difference. Our hero this week is 7-year-old Ted who was inspired to do something to make a difference for his Grandma. A small movie night turned into a huge success as Ted managed to…

Sisters run for Parkinson's

Sisters Run for Parkinson’s

Friday, 14 December 2018

Parkinson’s is very misunderstood in the broader community and so often people with Parkinson’s suffer in hiding, afraid to let others know about their diagnosis. Finding ways to support someone with Parkinson’s can be difficult but 3 sisters, Bridie, Maddie…