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Katya Komarnyckyj

The Baehr Challenge is a non profit organization that holds an obstacle course race to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's. Some studies have shown that exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s or even prevent the disease entirely.

I am co-founder and co-president of Baehr Buddies, an organization that partners with The Baehr Challenge, to offer supervised runs with underprivileged children from the Boys and Girls' Club.

Running about a mile with the participants each week, we aim to teach the importance of a healthy lifestyle by integrating exercise into their lives and raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

Ultimately, Baehr Buddies want to inspire children to start training for a marathon by running one mile at a time, culminating in the Baehr Challenge.

Over the course of the weeks of training, children track their mileage, get small prizes for reaching milestones, and watch their goal of completing the marathon become a reality. We hope to connect with the participants by providing strong mentoring to encourage more active lifestyles and community engagement.

Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). MJFF accelerates high-impact science through smart risk taking and problem solving with a commitment to urgency and efficiency. I’m one of thousands of people around the globe who are turning their passions into Team Fox fundraisers to help them speed a cure for Parkinson’s. When you give today, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF research programs.

Thank You for Your Donation,
Katya

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1. IIryna Kurowyckyj
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2. NMNat Mara
Good luck Katya. Hope you reach your goal
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3. MTMary Tomorug
Dear Katya, Congrats on doing a great job. Marijka
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Way to go Katya - good luck on your efforts
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6. OKOksana Komarnyckyj
Katya, we are proud of your commitment to this organization. The children you work with will have life-long benefits from the time you spend with them and the mentoring you provide.
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