Greetings, and thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 2019 Pedaling 4 Parkinson's event.
This will be my 7th year participating in this wonderful event, but it will also be a particularly difficult one. In December, my father-in-law, the original inspiration for me getting involved, ended his battle with Parkinson's. While his loss is devastatingly sad, it does have a small sprinkle of joy. The joy comes in knowing that he no longer has to suffer the frustrations and indignities of Parkinson's.
For this year's ride, I had intended to go "old school", and ride my 35-year-old, steel Fuji Espree for the 60 miles. However, due to some mechanical concerns, and feeling that finishing the ride was more important than doing it on an old clunker of a bike, I will be doing the ride on my regular road bike.
The funds raised for this event go to Team Fox, and I have left a statement from them at the end of this message to better explain that connection. I hope you consider a donation, and help make this the most successful year yet. Thank you again.
Peace and love,
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 being part of this team!