IT may be the Harlem Shake taking the younger generation by storm these days, but Scoresby resident Nathan Stones, pictured, wants people to 'Do the Shake' Village People style to raise money for research into a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Mr Stones was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's as a 28 year old, more than a decade ago — a diagnosis that changed his life.
"It was a definitely a shock, even now it still is. I didn't know a lot about it back then," he said. "It was a daunting future because I had always perceived it as an older person's disease, but it doesn't discriminate on age or gender."
Mr Stones said he believed he was now a better person because of the diagnosis. In fact, he's so committed to raising awareness of the disease, he has just launched a new campaign called 'Do the Shake'.
He is encouraging people to forgo a milkshake and donate the cost, about $5, to the campaign which supports the Garvan Institute, the nation's largest researcher of Parkinson's disease.
Mr Stones said the idea came from the most recognisable symptom of the disease — shaking.
To donate, visit give.everydayhero.com/au/dotheshake.