WHO WE ARE
Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 to promote and focus on Parkinson’s Disease research here in Australia. We are a community funded charity, leaning on our partners and supporters to help us reach our goals of delivering better treatments, prevention strategies and ultimately finding a cure in the very near future.
Clyde Campbell was diagnosed with PD in 2009. After coming to terms with his prognosis, Clyde set out to learn as much as possible about Parkinson’s disease and what was being done worldwide to find a cure.
Earlier this year Clyde embraced his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to join the action. After many months of research and communication (including a trip to Glasgow for the World Parkinson’s Congress), Clyde launched Shake it up Australia Foundation and partnered with The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, to increase awareness and raise funds for research in Australia directed towards finding better treatments and ultimately a cure.
OUR POINT OF DIFFERENCE*
Shake It Up Australia is committed to ensuring 100% of your donation goes directly into research. This is made possible by our founding directors covering general administration costs in running the foundation ensuring your contribution makes a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
Your gift of a financial donation is invested directly into research here in Australia (See Our Research Projects)
There’s so many ways you can help, and remember every dollar counts towards getting closer to a cure.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY - All Donations are fully tax deductible
Shake It Up Foundation Australia has one aim: to find a cure for Parkinson’s.
Is to fund research that advances treatments for Parkinson’s’ on the path to a cure.
Shake It Up Australia Foundation has five objectives:
1. To create a prominent and respected name for Parkinson’s research funding and trial participation in Australia
2. To engage key donors to realise our target
3. To engage the support of Australians, by organising fun events to raise funds for research
4. To work closely with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to pursue the most promising areas for research
5. To increase awareness and communication about Parkinson’s in Australia
Clyde Campbell was diagnosed at 44 with Parkinson’s. Originally from northern New South Wales, Clyde lives now with his wife and three children in Sydney, Australia.
Twenty-eight years ago Clyde started out as an industrial electronics apprentice in country NSW. Today Clyde runs his own company, Machinery Automation & Robotics. Clyde’s team of 60 staff services leading Australian and international clients from offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His vision for technology was the driving force behind his rapid progression from apprentice to CEO. Clyde is a man who likes to ‘get things done’.
Clyde was diagnosed in 2009, after noticing a tremor in his left hand holding notes when presenting at a company meeting. The question Clyde asks himself is one that more than 80,000 Australians with Parkinson’s have no doubt asked: “Why me?”
After coming to terms with his prognosis, Clyde set out to learn as much as possible about Parkinson’s and what was being done worldwide to find a cure.
Clyde has an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future. He decided not to sit back and wait for the rest of the world to find a cure but to join the action. Clyde launched Shake it up Foundation Australia for Parkinson’s Research, to increase awareness in Australia and increase funding towards finding a cure.
Australia has some of the world’s leading scientists specialising in Parkinson’s. What Australia needs now is financial assistance to get its research up and running. Support, funding and people like Clyde are what will make the difference.
* Through the generous support of our founding directors we guarantee that any funds donated into the foundation will go directly towards Parkinson’s research. That right – our founding directors cover the administration costs of the foundation so your contribution makes a real difference in the fight against Parkinson’s.