About Us

Since my Dad (The Parky Park Runner) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s (4 years ago) there is still no cure.

As a nurse who has looked after Parkinson’s Patients, I know what is to come. No thanks to a degenerative disease, it will only get harder for Stephen.

Please help me raise those much-needed research funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s.

This year is the 4th Shake It Up Fundraise event that I have held. In 2020 I wanted to raise the bar and make a significant donation to SHAKE IT UP AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION, which works together with Michael J Fox Foundation to FIND A CURE FOR PARKINSON DISEASE.

The PAUSE 4 PARKINSONS challenge in 2020,  has led to Dad and I together hosting a larger event. Two Cabarita Beach events (a 5k run/walk and a 500m shuffle/walk) along with a local coffee4parkinsons’ pre-event fundraising opportunity in Cabarita Beach and Pottsville Beach. Thanks for your support, i trust you will all enjoy the run or shuffle and take some time out to think about how you would handle a degenerative disease, and why we must find that cure. 

Please follow the link to make a tax-deductible donation that will go to Shake It Up Australia Foundation, where 100% of funds raised go to research. 


Three Years of Pause 4 Parkinson’s Fundraising.  This is our biggest event challenge to date.


How We Got Started

Kitty started her first Parkinsons fundraiser ‘Pedal 4 Parkinsons’. Raising  $2,000


Our First Fun Run/Walk/Shuffle

This event is the largest one we have set ourselves with a target to raise $10,000 for Shake it Up Australia Foundation and $4,000 for the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

$ Donated

Kitty has raised a total of $8,000 (to date) over 4 years for Shake it Up. 


Event Management

Kitty Flower

Shuffle 4 Parkinsons – Event Coordinator – 

m: 0431 655 569

e: kathleen_synot@hotmail.com


Lion Stephen Duffield

Shuffle 4 Parkinsons – Event Management – A Project of the lions Club Cabarita Pottsville Beach

m: 0421 052 135

e: stephen@shuffle4parkinsons.com


Why Purple?

The colours of Parkinson’s Disease are typically purple, silver/grey & Orange. You will see I have tried to use a mix, although I may use purple more, as “The colour purple symbolizes mystery, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are indeed mysterious disease’s.