Amanda, Sean and Chip's Fundraiser For Parkinson's Research

Name of Event: Tour of Anchorage

Date of Event: 03/03/13

It's that time again! This is an opportunity to partner with us in an effort to raise money for Parkinson's research, a cause that is very close to my heart.  As many of you know my father was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's Disease six years ago. We will undertake, what has become an annual event, The Tour of Anchorage, a cross country skiing adventure on the trails throughout Anchorage, Alaska.   We both will undertake the 25k course, which is always a fun challenge.  Over the past three years we have raised a total of $5,420; this year we hope to surpass the $8,000 mark.  We would appreciate any size donation that you can spare. Please pass this email on to others. 

After much investigating, we found that Team Fox gives the most money directly to Parkinson's research. By supporting our efforts, you are helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation achieve its mission to bring better treatments and, ultimately, a cure to people living with Parkinson's disease. 

An estimated one million people in the United States and over five million worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease.

In the United States, 60,000 new cases of PD will be diagnosed this year alone.

There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. Currently available treatments temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. MJFF is committed to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. As the largest nonprofit funder of PD research worldwide, MJFF works to identify and prioritize scientific solutions that hold promise to improve patient's quality of life.

Help us speed a cure for Parkinson's Disease!