Big Ed Bowl
Big Ed Bowl 2020 has been canceled.
Because we are a SAFETY-FIRST organization, we regret to inform you that we are taking the difficult decision of canceling the 2020 Big Ed Bowl. Thank you for your support of this event over the years. We invite you to still make a donation to support our beneficiary charities, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the Robert H. Lurie. Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
While canceling this event is unprecedented, know that we are committed to our fundraising and are determined to host you next year. Please save the date for next year's event: February 17th, 2021.
Big Ed Bowl Committee
Big Ed Bowl started as a grassroots fundraising event 14 years ago to honor our colleague and friend, Ed Erhardt, who passed away from skin cancer. Our goal is to raise money to directly benefit melanoma research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
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Why we do it
Cancer touches all of our lives and affects those closest to us. Melanoma specifically accounts for 7 percent of new cancer cases in men, and 5 percent of new cancer cases in women. There are more people diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Your donation to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University helps support the research to find a cure.
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 your support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation can help change this.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and is ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.