Run for Parkinson's

“Giving is not about just making a donation, it’s about making a difference.”
– Kathy Calvin

Our founder Mark is taking on the Sydney Marathon this September with a mission to raise $38,000 for Shake It Up Australia, a charity focused on finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Mark’s goal represents the 38 Australians diagnosed with Parkinson’s every day, including his father, Hans.

By supporting Mark’s run, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by this debilitating condition. Your donation, no matter the amount, can help us get one step closer to finding a cure.

Join us in the fight against Parkinson’s and donate today to help us reach our goal!

Read Hans and Mark's story

When Hans vanHamond was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in late 2021, it was a confirmation of the battle he had been waging for almost two years.

“If anything,” Hans said. “It just confirmed what my family and I already knew.”

Because for almost two years prior to his diagnosis, Hans had been living with the symptoms of the disease. His muscles were stiffening, his movement slowing, and his balance was worsening…

Listen to the Shake It Up Show

“It was an opportunity to do something with impact… the number that really stood out was the 38 people diagnosed per day with Parkinson’s in Australia. It was a cause of really trying to drive this opportunity to do something more.”

Mark featured on episode eighteen of the Shake It Up Show! Listen now to find out the reason behind the run, how his training has been going, and how his family has been supporting him.

Follow us on social media

Want to follow Mark’s journey to the finish line in Sydney? Check us out on social media, where we’ll be sharing Mark’s training updates, fundraiser tallies, and more.

If you want to share your story, an encouraging message, or just show support, use the hashtag #OnYourMark4Parkinsons so we can find you!

Mark will be regularly updating his fundraiser page too, so make sure to check that out!

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