Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 by Clyde Campbell, a father of three and business owner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009 at the age of 44. Following his diagnosis, Clyde set out to learn as much as he could about Parkinson’s to determine what he could do in a practical sense to assist. His search led him to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research in the United States and the remarkable work they do to fund medical research around the world targeted at finding better treatments on the path to finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
The approach MJFF take to assessing, funding and project managing world’s best research all over the globe eliminates redundancy, ensures efficiency and unites the global community in the quest to find a cure. The Shake It Up Foundation established a partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation and we are now the largest non-government funder of Parkinson’s research across multiple research institutes in Australia. Since we started in 2011 we have invested $3 million into Australian research in our pursuit to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 100% of all income we raise is directed to funding Australian research which is made possible by our founding director's commitment to cover all administration costs. In addition most Australian research projects we support are funded 50/50 by The Michael J Fox Foundation which means we can double the reach of our funds raised.