Welcome to my 2013 NYC ING Marathon BEAT PARKINSON'S Page!!
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Matching Gift Pr
Miss Mercedes Perez Capilla
Ms. Antonella Allaria
Ms. Ronda Sabatini
Stacy Newman Kandel - in memory of James Lipp
Hello My Friends,
Unlike Liver Disease, which I ran my first Marathon for back in 2011, my family is directly impacted by Parkinson's Disease. My father was an incredibly active person. He taught me how to throw a football properly, hit a baseball, shoot a basketball, kick boys in the shins and tell them where to go!! In 2008, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. This disease is not only physically debilitating, it takes a toll mentally and emotionally. He can no longer work or participate in activities like softball and hockey. He can no longer draw or paint, two of his other passions. There’s a level of public and personal humiliation, embarrassment, depression, sadness and anger I can only imagine feeling. My mother is constantly worried for his well being. She’s living to take care of him solely now.
This year, I am running the NYC ING Marathon in his honor and for all of the other people that suffer from this traumatic disease. My fundraising goal is $5,000 to help my father and other folks like him. My training will begin again shortly and you'll soon see me running up and down the West Side Highway. And like my last Marathon, I will be sending updates on my training and progress just so you all know I'm on track to reaching another one of my life goals. I was able to finish my first Marathon because of your love, support and inspiration. And I am asking for it again this year. If you could find the kindness and generosity in your heart to support me in this endeavor, it would be greatly appreciated. I’ve included the URL to my donation page below. Thank you for your friendship and support. XOXO
Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. Its members include thousands of people worldwide who generate funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to advance its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson’s disease.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is honored by your support. Since 2001, the Foundation has maintained an uncompromising pace — strategically targeting our resources to achieve maximum impact on patients’ lives, funding work on over 100 therapeutic targets to the tune of more than $297 million to date. MJFF also understands that patients are the key to a cure and is actively engaged with the PD community. To help connect patients and their loved ones with the clinical trials that urgently need their participation, the Foundation created a Web tool, Fox Trial Finder (www.foxtrialfinder.org). Whether you have PD or not, you can play a critical role in moving research forward — create your profile now!
Now through December 31, 2012, all Team Fox members new to the program or those who raised more than last year will have their funds matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to the $50-million Brin Wojcicki Challenge (www.michaeljfox.org/challenge).
Your timing to step up for Team Fox couldn’t be better. Be a part of the answer and help us speed a cure for Parkinson’s today!