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Sarah Josephsen

Sarah Josephsen 

Supporting Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research in Larapinta Trek for Treatment
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Why I am supporting Shake It Up Australia for Parkinson’s Research

My Story

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s is certainly life-changing for the recipient, family and friends. Life goes slower, anxiety about the future increases and skills decline. It is hard to watch this happen to a loved one and must be almost unbearable for the patient. It is not, however, terminal and something else will get us all in the end. Today, a lot of research is going into the causes of and treatment for Parkinson’s and, for those for whom a cure will come too late, there is a strong network of support and information. For those of you who know Jim and his sporting prowess during his life, you will know that he has not given up on any of his responsibilities and activities at the gym. I am especially grateful to members our gym community who embrace him and his declining strengths, choosing to ignore any limitations and working him hard always with humour and affection. We will be doing the Trek For Treatment as a family. Some quality time together and to show EVERYONE that you can still enjoy an active life and go on adventures (big or small), no matter your age, experience or disability. You can HELP too, by donating to our page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! Thanks for your support, Sarah, Robbie, Jo (mum) and Jim (Dad) Climb Fit, Sydney

About Larapinta Trek for Treatment

As part of this incredible adventure, you will experience it all and more as you trek along the legendary Larapinta Trail. Joined by likeminded Shake It Up Australia Foundation supporters, you will visit sites sacred to the Arrernte people and learn the history of Australia’s traditional owners by day. By night, you fall asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.
What’s more, every dollar you raise through Shake It Up’s Trek for Treatment: Larapinta 2019 will be directed to Parkinson’s research in Australia to find better treatments and ultimately find a cure for Parkinson’s.

About my cause: 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 $10.8 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. 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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