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Running the North Pole marathon for my father

Ram Gnanadesikan

On 9 April 2018, Global Running Adventures will host a marathon of 26.2 miles at the geographic North Pole. I will be running the North Pole marathon to honor my father's courageous fight against Parkinson's disease.

Aside from the unique location, it is the only certified marathon distance that is run entirely 'on' water – the frozen water of the Arctic Ocean. The North Pole marathon will be my marathon # 101. I will be using my participation in the North Pole marathon to raise money for “Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research”.

Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease — a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. But through your support of Team Fox, you can help change this. By donating today, you can become positively associated with supporting this just cause.

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 research programs. I am personally paying for my marathon entry fee, flight, hotel and other running gear expenses.

Thank you



raised of $26,462 goal


Recent Donations

1. VNVandana Narang
2. ?Anonymous
Dearest Ram, Wishing you the best for your 101st run in memory of your father. May he Rest In Peace and his memory bring you lots of peace. Love, Minha
3. JSJsn Schoenbauer
Thanks for every step you take to make a better world for so many. Janxxoo
4. SMShannon Mitchell
May your father's spirit carry you through this race.
5. MFMary Ford
For Ram and his wonderful father
6. DDee Robinson Rutkowski
Thank you for raising funds and awareness of Parkinson's. Praying for you to have a wildly successful event! ??

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