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Suss' Pedaling 4 Parkinson's 2021

Jeffrey Sussman

Jeffrey Sussman

Hello Everyone, Throughout our lives, we have known relatives, friends, coworkers and others battling Parkinson’s Disease. For Dani and I this fact hit especially close to home when one of our closest friends received a Parkinson’s diagnosis in his early 40’s. As we watched (and shared) the anxiety, uncertainty and concern that his family is facing, we began to have a greater appreciation of the number of people and families that have similar experiences, not just in our lives but across the board. In fact, more than six million people worldwide live with Parkinson's today. It is the second most common neurological disorder. In the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone As I’ve considered ways that I can help, asking about the preferred foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) emerged as the perennial choice, among many, if not all. . MJFF is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. So, how did we get to the bike ride? Close friends of mine, Jeff & Christine Fiske (whose sister-in-law and nieces founded P4P) have, themselves, helped out with Pedaling4Parkinsons (benefiting the Michael J Fox Foundation) for many, many, years – each time describing the event to me. When I received the notice for this year’s June 12 event, it was time to do more than donate, it was time to participate….in the 10 mile ride. From there, I was (somehow) talked into the 40 mile ride by another close friend, Michael Black, that’s such an avid cyclist that he races every Tuesday night (and is flying in from Seattle to participate). From there we are off to the races…even though I’ve ridden 14 miles on the road in the last 30 years, all of them coming this past Sunday. After re-reading this email, it’s possible my account (or my brain) was hijacked for this one. Let’s keep in mind that I will be riding on a borrowed bike utilizing mostly borrowed equipment….so wagers on my performance (as donations) are strongly encouraged. Thank you so much for any consideration you can provide for this great cause. 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF’s programmatic efforts. We appreciate it very much! Jeff
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$5,200
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Enjoy your ride knowing how you are helping so many with Parkinsons. I am proud to support you Jeff!
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