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Bill Brown

Thanks for visiting my web page! Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy endurance activities: rowing, kayaking, biking, running, hiking and skiing. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's two years ago, and have probably had it for closer to four years. My dad also had Parkinson's, and he always had a positive attitude and worked hard to minimize the effects of the disease and supported those researching for a cure. He was a great role model in so many ways!

One of the best things you can do to minimize the effects of Parkinson's is exercise and that's what I plan on doing between February and April 2017. I'm going to ski 4 Worldloppet Nordic ski races in 4 different countries to raise money for Parkinson's research. The Worldloppet series consists of the biggest and best races in twenty countries around the world. I'll be skiing the following races:

- Konig Ludwig Lauf (Germany 50km)
- La Transjurassienne (France 68km)
- American Birkebeiner (USA 50km with friends and family)
- Fossavatnsgangan (Iceland 50km with my family.)

That's 218km (135 miles.) Skiing is a little tougher with Parkinson's but it's something I love doing and hopefully I can also help raise needed funding for important research.

Will you please join me in this effort by making a donation for every kilometer I ski? (10 cents/km is $22, 46 cents/km is $100, etc.) I've made the first donation! Thanks to a generous foundation, every dollar I raise will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000! Additionally, this year 100% OF MONEY RAISED BY TEAM FOX GOES TO RESEARCH.

Thank you very much,
Bill

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. With your support of Team Fox, you can help change this.

Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) which is the leading funding organization for Parkinson's research.

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$66,970
raised of $25,000 goal
 

Upcoming Events

Fossavatnsgangan 4/28/2017 10:00:00 AM Brautarholt 2
Ísafjörður 400

Achievements

Recent Donations

$100.00
1. JJohn and Helen
We are shocked, to say the least, with your revelation. But, we know you have the same spirit and faith that your dad had throughout his ordeal and handling the effects of this disease. You can be assured that you and your family are deep in our prayers for your strength and control of the changes which will impact your life hereon. Go forth with that faith, Bill.
$100.00
2. DKDavid Knoop
Thanks to you Bill for setting this up !
3. ?Anonymous
$200.00
4. JJames & Wanda Hollensteiner Foundation
5. DNDavid Norton
$50.00
6. CClark and Tina Bain
We're praying that you will slice through Iceland and take another bite out of Parkinson's. With your example, you've already done so.
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Team Ski for Parkinson's

$66,970
$25,000