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Bill Brown

Thanks for visiting my web page! Last year was my first year fundraising with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research which is the leading funding organization for Parkinson's research. I was overwhelmed and humbled by the level of support I received. It was also a year that saw major advances in research to find a cure to Parkinson’s Disease. All of this has me excited for a second year in this endeavor.

Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy endurance activities: rowing, kayaking, biking, running, hiking and skiing. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's three years ago, and have probably had it for closer to five years. My dad also had Parkinson's, and he always had a positive attitude and worked hard to minimize the effects of the disease and supported those researching for a cure. He was a great role model in so many ways!

One of the best things you can do to minimize the effects of Parkinson's is exercise and that's what I plan on doing between January and February 2018. I'm going to ski 3 Worldloppet Nordic ski races in 3 different countries to raise money for Parkinson's research. The Worldloppet series consists of the biggest and best races in twenty countries around the world. I'll be skiing the following races:

- Vasaloppet China (Changchun China 50 km)
- Jizerská Padesatka (Czech Republic 50km with Karen and a good friend)
- American Birkebeiner (Wisconsin 50 km with friends and family)

That's 150km (93 miles.) Skiing is a little tougher with Parkinson's but it's something I love doing and hopefully I can also help raise needed funding for important research.

Will you please join me in this effort by making a donation for every kilometer I ski? (10 cents/km is $15, 67 cents/km is $100, etc.) I've made the first donation! Last year together we raised $64,000, and I've set a goal of $75,000 for 2018. Thanks to a generous foundation, every dollar I raise will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000! Additionally, this year 100% OF MONEY RAISED BY TEAM FOX GOES TO RESEARCH.

Thank you very much,


raised of $75,000 goal


Recent Donations

1. GGE Foundation
2. AAndrew & Suzanne Peisch
3. JJeffrey Kaplan
4. MMargaret Edge
5. BBill and Karen Brown and Family
6. TThe Toro Company

Team SkiforParkinsons2018


Upcoming Events

Jizerská 50 cross country ski race 2/18/2018 10:00:00 AM Jablonecká