Published on: March 2021
Clyde Campbell Receives Australia Day Honour
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—Mr Clyde Campbell was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to community health, particularly to people living with Parkinson's disease. Clyde is a Mosman resident who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's in 2009 after noticing a tremor in his left hand while holding notes during a company meeting presentation. Deciding not to sit back and wait for the rest of the world to find a cure for Parkinson's, Clyde joined in the action. He founded 'Shake It Up Australia', a non-profit that partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, with the aim of promoting and funding Parkinson's disease research and cures in Australia. Since 2011 the foundation has co-funded more than $15 million into Parkinson's research in Australia and is now the leading non-government funder of Parkinson's research across multiple institutes. Clyde wanted to ensure that one hundred percent of all donations received went to Parkinson's research, and this commitment was only made possible by Clyde and his brother Greg funding all the administration and overhead costs of the foundation. Congratulations to Clyde for this well-deserved recognition in the Australia Day 2021 Honours.