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Lisa Whitaker

Lisa Whitaker

Thank you for visiting my Pedaling 4 Parkinson's page! Cycling has been a passion of mine for many years, and this event is one that is near and dear to my heart. I have know Libby McDermott (therefore team name Legs 4 Libby) for several years, she was my children's third grade teacher. She has been the epitome of kindness, strength, and quiet determination that is admirable not only as a teacher, but as a friend. I have watched her struggle with her diagnosis of Parkinson's and have been amazed at her fortitude and positive attitude when facing PD. I'd like to share her words with you:

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.

Everyone can help end Parkinson’s disease, whether it be joining our team to ride, or making a donation.

An estimated five 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. There is no known cure.

Together, we can change this.

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. I’m one of thousands of people around the globe who are turning their passions into Team Fox fundraisers to help them speed a cure for Parkinson’s. When you give today, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds go straight to MJFF’s programmatic efforts.

Thank you again for sharing your time, talent, energy and financial support for this effort by being part of this team!



raised of $150 goal

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