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Research announcements and much more
Dear Shake It Up Supporter,

The final countdown is on as we approach World Parkinson's Day - next Monday 11 April - and there is no better time to get involved and to support Australian Parkinson's research.

It is an exciting time for Australian Parkinson's research with Shake It Up Founder Clyde Campbell and CEO Ben Young recently sharing the news that since the beginning of the 2015/16 FY we have committed funds to five new research projects at three Australian institutes with a total value of over $1.6M (co-funded on a 50/50 basis with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)). This makes the Shake It Up/MJFF partnership the largest non-government funder of Parkinson's research in Australia (read more).

We now have set the ambitious target of raising a further $1 Million for research before the end of the year! You can help us reach this target by making a donation today.

Our World Parkinson's day campaign, Pause 4 Parkinson's, continues throughout April, so there is still time to gather your friends, family and colleagues and unite to raise awareness and funds for Australian Parkinson's research.

Also in this issue:
Until next time, 

Clyde, Ben and the Shake It Up team

Shake It Up kicks off 2016 research funding with announcement of new project

Coinciding with the announcement of $1.6M being committed to research since the beginning of the  2015/16 FY, Shake It Up is delighted to release details of the first of five newly funded projects.

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Shake It Up launches second research project of 2016

PhD Nicolas Dzmako is leading a new study co-funded by Shake It Up and The Michael J. Fox Foundation in the area of LRRK2 research.

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Coming soon: Brisbane research event

You are invited to join us for a free research information session in Brisbane on Friday 6 May.

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Parkinson's disease linked in Melanoma

A recent study delved further into the link between Parkinson's and Melanoma, specifically if having either disease increases your risk of the other. 

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Five tips for making personal hygiene easier with Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms can make personal hygiene more difficult, here are five tips shared from the Parkinson's community that may help.

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Celebrities add their voice to fellow Aussies and Pause 4 Parkinson's

With Pause 4 Parkinson's just around the corner, Craig Foster, Sally Obermeder, Tom Williams, Liz Cantor, Kate Matheson and Phoebes Garland are helping raise awareness for Parkinson's. 

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Shake It Up Heroes

Katrina is dancing for Parkinson's (and you can join her!) whilst Bev's bright sparks are holding a delicious dinner and cocktail night, all for Pause 4 Parkinson's, making them our Shake It Up Heroes!

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