World Parkinson’s Day | The search for a cure continues
Today is World Parkinson’s Day, which aims to raise awareness of the condition, which still has no cure.
More than 110,000 Australians may suffer from it and every day another 37 people are diagnosed.
The Shake It Up Foundation is the largest non-government funder of Parkinson’s research in Australia, partnering with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Founder Clyde Campbell tells Alan Jones he knew very little about the condition when he was diagnosed 10 years ago, at just 44-years-of-age.
“It blew me away because I’m always of the thought that everything’s achievable or curable.
“So I went into the doctor that Monday morning really just to be able to find out what the issue was and walk out the door 10 minutes later.
“And he certainly had my attention when he said, ‘Clyde, you look like you’ve got young onset Parkinson’s.'”
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