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*** Status Update: Due to the tremendous outpuring of support during the first week of fundraising, we have decided to challenge ourselves and see if we can get to double digits - A special thanks to all that have donated so far ***

I am proud to announce my participation in the fight against Parkinsons disease through Team Fox, a part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. I have made a commitment to raise funds and awareness of the disease for a very personal reason. As some of you already know and many of you might not, my mother has been battling Parkinsons disease for several years. While her illness has created some challenges, her positive attitude, determination, and unwavering strength have fundamentally altered my outlook on life for the better. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for all that she has done for me, even through these difficult times.

Some facts for your consideration: right now, at least five million people worldwide are living with Parkinsons disease, a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone, and while the average age of onset is 60, an estimated 5-10% of people with the disease experience onset at age 40 or younger. There is currently no cure for the illness, and existing treatments temporarily reduce the severity of symptoms but do not stop the progression of the disease.

Today I ask that you help me reach my fundraising goal of $7,000. I chose this number because it is realistic, with the proper funding, for the disease to be cured within the next 7 years. Please consider being a part of this by making a contribution. Whether it is $25 or $250, every little bit goes a long way. Be assured that 100% of all funds raised will go directly to the Foundation, and your donation will be fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

I thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your support.


About Team Fox

Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program.  It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease research.  All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinsons disease.

Help us speed a cure for Parkinsons!