I am super excited to pursue my goal of running my 2nd marathon- November 2019 New York City! Once again I am honored to run with Team Fox, on behalf of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. As most of you know from my Chicago Marathon 2018 fundraising, my big sister Susie Stephens lost her 20 year battle with this progressive neurological disease in March 2017. Susie was loved by all, and spent her entire life helping others as a doctor. I cannot bring my sister back, but I can continue to honor her memory and help others. There is no cure for Parkinson's, but I am hopeful someday there will be.
Please consider donating to this important cause, helping all those who continue to be impacted by this disease. Your donations, no matter how big or small, all go directly towards Parkinson's Research. Towards the end of 2018 the US FDA approved a new PD drug (Inbrija) an inhaled levodopa powder, for the treatment of "off" episodes when Parkinson's symptoms are not well controlled with oral medication. This is the first regulatory approval of a Parkinson's treatment directly funded by the Foundation, and marked another significant milestone in the Foundation's short history.
My 1st marathon journey last year brought me in touch with so many incredible people impacted by this disease. My sister Susie was carried in my heart throughout my training and will be taken on a 26.2 mile tour of the 5 boroughs of NYC with me. One thing I will never forget about Susie- if you can help others, you should. Keep running for a cure!
Thanks so much for your support! #GoTeamFox
Everyone can help end Parkinson’s disease.
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 for being part of this team!