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Libby McDermott

Libby McDermott

This year I celebrate almost 8 years of what almost always feels like a win in my personal battle with Parkinson’s Disease. I feel blessed, as I am living well, thanks to the loving support and positive energy provided by my family and friends, access to effective medicines and skilled, compassionate health care providers, and the luxury of time that a retiree has to exercise and learn to play the piano, two endeavors that dramatically relieve symptoms. In the years since my diagnosis, I have developed a greater understanding of the challenges faced by people with chronic illnesses and a deep appreciation for the hard work of those committed to funding research and offering hope.

Dedication to exercise has been a key factor in my ability to manage symptoms without significantly increasing medication over the years, and research has shown that bicycling is a very effective form of exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Therefore, I am thankful for this opportunity to again support the Michael J. Fox Foundation* and for a team of riders and volunteers who will, as they have in the past, kindly motivate me to “just keep riding.” I will ride on June 8 with gratitude to them, to all who are working to improve treatments and ultimately discover a cure, and to all whose donations will support that work which offers hope for all whose lives are affected by Parkinson’s disease.

*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. 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF’s programmatic efforts.

Thank you for your support!

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You are, and will always be my role model. Have a great ride!
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