Did you know that 32 Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every day? In Australia, 80,000 people suffer from this condition with 20% below the age of 50 and 10% below the age of 40. Unfortunately, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is still increasing every year, so it is important that research into this debilitating condition is continually pushed forward.

IA is proud to support the Shake it Up Foundation’s research efforts, donating a further $10,000 to this deserving non-profit organisation. This tops up our previous donation of $5,000 in October 2016, and on behalf of our authorised representatives, we are happy to continue actively supporting this charity.

Shake it Up – Fuelling Australian research into Parkinson’s disease

The Shake it Up Foundation operates in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation who match all donations. This means that the $10,000 donated by IA, effectively becomes $20,000, doubling the reach of every dollar we donate.

Established in 2011 by Clyde Campbell, a father of three who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009 at the age of 44, Shake it Up has become the leading light for Parkinson’s research in Australia. Every dollar donated goes directly into research within Australia and to avoid redundancy of this research, all projects are assessed and monitored by a team of expert scientists at the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Since its inception in 2011, Shake it Up have donated over $3 Million to Parkinson’s research in Australia, helping to learn more about the disease, developing more effective treatments and ultimately, to finding a cure for this disease.

Currently, Shake it Up funds eight ongoing research projects across Australia taking place in internationally renowned medical institutions. These include the School of Biomedical Sciences at UQ in Queensland and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Victoria, as well as La Trobe University in Victoria.

Once again, IA is proud to support the Shake it Up Foundation and their ongoing efforts into Parkinson’s research.

Visit the Shake it Up Website: https://shakeitup.org.au

Insurance Advisernet , July 11 2017

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