April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day.
It’s a chance to spread the word and raise funds to stop the fastest growing neurological disease on the planet.
We’re facing a ‘Parkinson’s Pandemic’, with the debilitating disease on track to double every 15 years without a medical breakthrough. More than 10 million people worldwide and 150,000 Australians have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, which is causing disability and death at a faster rate than any other neurological disorder. It’s crucial that we fund research that aims to slow, stop and cure Parkinson’s.More than 10 million people worldwide and 150,000 Australians have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It's crucial that we fund research that aims to slow, stop and cure this disease. Click To Tweet
A world without Parkinson’s is within our reach, but we need your help to fund the research that will get us there.
There’s more progress being made than ever before. Will you help us achieve our vision of a world without Parkinson’s?
How you can help
This World Parkinson’s Day, we’re asking for your support to make a donation in honour of a loved one or for the 150,000 Aussies living with Parkinson’s today.
Together, we can advance cutting-edge Australian research. Our founders cover all the administration and overhead costs of the foundation, so 100% of your donation goes directly to research, making a real difference. Donate today
Shake It Up Australia and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are calling on people who don’t have Parkinson’s, aged 45 and above, to join the Australian Parkinson’s Genetics Study (APGS), as part of a control group.
The study aims to identify the hundreds of genetic variants that influence a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s. You can be part of this ground-breaking research to crack the code on Parkinson’s disease. Register here.
“The good news is everyone has the chance to be on the cutting edge of research,” says Clyde Campbell AM, founder and Chairman of Shake It Up.
“No matter if you have Parkinson’s, care for someone with PD, work with Parkinson’s patients or simply want to help, you can make a huge impact.”
Learn more about the progress being made in research here.
Spread the word with our free World Parkinson’s Day infographic.