Running Like a Fox

My husband Bret Parker was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 6 years ago at age 38.  Last year, he decided to disclose his condition.  In keeping with his sunny disposition he has not let his condition get him down  Rather, he has bravely confronted it and committed to raising awareness about the disease and money for research for a cure.  Always up for a challenge, he has decided to fulfill a long-standing dream and personal challenge by going skydiving. To support my husband, I decided my contribution to Team Parker would be to face a personal challenge of my own, again for the cause and for the love of my life.  I will be running the Hampton's Marathon - all 26 miles - in September.  I am not sure if I can make it, since I started 2013 never having run more than 6 miles.  To ensure that I make it, I trained for the NYC Half Marathon, which I completed on March 17.  I figure if I can make it 13 miles in March, there will be enough time for me to work my way up to 26 miles in September.  Wish me luck - I'll need it!

Please consider sponsoring me and Bret (Team Parker) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation's good work.  Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease - a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. But through your support of Team Parker, you can help change this.  All funds raised 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 like my husband Bret.

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