Digital entrepreneur becomes face of Australian charity

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 17 June 2015

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After being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s at just 35, self-confessed digital media guru Kate Matheson has been appointed National Ambassador for Australian charity, Shake It Up.

Kate, managing director of GLOSS magazine, is keen to raise awareness for young Australians also living with the disease and getting involved with the charity is her way of inspiring others to help find a cure.

She said: “We aren’t victims, we’re strong, amazing people who happen to have a crummy disease, and we want a cure. Young onset Parkinson’s is real and it’s common. It’s not just a disease of older people.

“Parkinson’s is not a disease you choose. It chooses you. And it doesn’t care if you’re trying to raise a family. It cares about what you choose to do after you’re diagnosed.

“What you choose to do with Parkinson’s is going to shape the future of the disease.”

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