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Georgia's Camino for Parkie

Georgia's Camino for Parkie 

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About Georgia's Camino for Parkie

Ten years ago, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Around the same time a very close family friend was also diagnosed and more recently another relative. This September I am joining Shake It Up Australia’s fundraising adventure ‘Camino for a Cure’ and walking five days of the Camino de Santiago in Spain to raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s research in Australia. Starting in Sarria, I will trek under the shade of old oak trees and into peaceful hamlets set against the rolling green backdrop of Galicia until I reach Santiago de Compostela. On what other adventure could I follow in the footsteps of the Romans, the Knights Templar, pilgrims and modern-day adventurers? All money raised will go directly to Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research (they're the Australian charity to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the US) and I want to do what I can to help and find a cure to this wretched disease. Parkinson’s statistics in Australia • Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological disease in Australia after dementia. • The disease affects an estimated 10 million individuals worldwide – 80,000 in Australia. • 32 Aussies are diagnosed with the disease every day. • 20% of sufferers are under 50 years old and 10% are diagnosed before the age of 40. You can help too, by donating to my page and helping me get to my $7,000 goal. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) promotes and funds Parkinson’s disease research in Australia aimed at better treatments and ultimately a cure.

To date, the foundation together with our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation have co-funded over $6 Million into Australian Parkinson's research and are the largest non-government funders across multiple research institutes.

The foundation was established by Clyde Campbell, a father of three and business owner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009 at the age of 44. Clyde set out to find out as much as he could about the disease and determine what he could do in a practical sense to assist. His search led him to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in the United States and the remarkable work they do to fund medical research targeted at finding better treatments on the path to a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The partnership builds upon a strong base of promising Parkinson’s research in Australia and allows both organisations to maximise the impact of capital raised from the Australian Parkinson’s community to accelerate better treatments on the path to a cure. Under the partnership, all funds raised by Shake It Up  Australia Foundation and our supporters are directed toward research efforts in Australia.  We also guarantee that 100% of your donation is directed into research, this is made possible by our founding directors covering all overhead and administration costs of the foundation.

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.
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