Supporter Hosted Events

Lennox Head lunch raised $30k for Shake It Up

Friday, 22 June 2018

  On the 22nd June 2018 Shake It Up hosted its annual charity lunch at the Beef and Beach restaurant Lennox Head.  The day saw the local community come together in support of Parkinson’s and raise $30k for research. Of…

Winter Gigs Shine a Light on Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ocean Grove locals braved the Winter weather once again to support the Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs fundraising event. Now in its fourth year, the event was a fantastic success with over $20,000 raised for those living with Parkinson’s. For the…

Trembling Man Exhibition

Our Hero Paolo hosts a Exhibition for Parkinson’s

Monday, 10 July 2017

Poet, Paolo Totaro AM has Parkinson’s disease. He is the Trembling Man. Juliet Holmes à Court and Ruth Levine are artists. Together they work to entwine their three art forms; poems, paintings and objects, to tell of Paolo’s memories, created…

Shake It Up Hero – Marie

Friday, 19 August 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Marie who has been running, cooking, hosting and advocating for Shake It Up to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My dad Damon was diagnosed…

Shake It Up Hero – Danielle

Friday, 22 July 2016

This week’s Shake It Up Hero is Danielle who is collaborating with her business network to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. 1. What Drives Your Commitment to find a cure for Parkinson’s? My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. He was…

Spano’s Race day is back

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Spano IGA are becoming well known for their wonderful annual race day and Shake It Up has again been chosen as the nominated charity for the 2016 event which will take place at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday…

Doll Club Shakes It Up for their annual fundraiser

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Shake It Up is delighted to have been chosen as the 2016 Charity recipient of The Dolls Collectors Club of NSW. Their major event is the Annual Doll Fair and everyone is welcome! Details: When: 30th and 31st July, 2016…

Pause 4 Parkinson’s Wrap Up

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Coinciding with World Parkinson’s Day, the month of April saw over 4000 Australians participate in Shake It Up’s annual Pause 4 Parkinson’s campaign! Collectively this group of people were responsible for raising awareness of Parkinson’s and the need for more…

Shaken not Stirred 2015 a roaring success

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Last Saturday evening long-time supporter and friend of Shake It Up, Penny Hoolihan, hosted her third annual cocktail party and raised over $10K for Parkinson’s research. This year’s event, attended by Shake It Up CEO, Ben Young, proved to be…

Scots boys Shake It Up

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Shake It Up is very excited to have been selected as a house charity for The Scots College in Sydney. The Scots College has a strong community service program which allows the boys to develop and demonstrate care, respect and…

Preserves for Parkinson's

Preserves for Parkinson’s

Friday, 12 December 2014

We love hearing about the creative ways our supporters are shaking things up for a cure. Preserves for Parkinson’s started when Phoebe Young saw a box of apricots on special at her local farmers’ market. She decided to use the…

Afternoon tea raises $3200 for Parkinson’s research

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

On Saturday 1 November, Jane Young (mother of Shake It Up CEO, Ben Young) hosted a delightful afternoon tea at the home of her mother, Ellie Spiro raising $3,200 for the Foundation. In the beautiful surrounds of Ellie’s abundant and…

Woollahra Golf Club Charity Golf Day

Woollahra Golf Club Shakes It Up for Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

On Friday 19 September the Woollahra Golf Club hosted its annual charity golf day with proceeds going to Shake It Up. Through the tireless work of everyone involved this year’s event surpassed all records and raised a staggering $42,252.03. An…