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Karen Brown

Thank you for visiting my Ski for Parkinsons webpage.

Four years ago my husband, Bill, was diagnosed with Parkinsons. Since then he has kept up his Nordic skiing, doing one or more marathons annually. Our family has joined him for many of these, and this year as part of Team Fox / Ski for Parkinsons, I will be joining Bill and skiing 4 long-distance Nordic races in 4 different countries. I'll be doing 3 races in 4 weeks from Feb 17 to March 10th:
- the Tartu Maraton (30 km classic race in Otepaa,Estonia)
- the Finlandia-Hiihto (50 km skate race in Lahti, Finland)
- the Engadin Skimarathon (42 km skate race in St. Moritz, Switzerland)

Then in August I'll do a race called the Ushuaia Loppet in the very southern tip of Argentina.

This is Ski for Parkinsons' third year. My husband started it as part of Team Fox -- a program for athletes to be able to use their sport and love of athletics to raise money for Parkinsons research via the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This Foundation is the leading worldwide funder for Parksions research, and in the last few years the research they've funded has resulted in some significant breakthroughs. Your contribution can help make a big difference in developing a way to prevent and treat this disease. This year 100% of all donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation go directly to research.

Would you please join me in this effort by making a donation to sponsor me for every kilometer I ski? I'll be racing a total of 147 kilometers! I'd love your support.

In addition, if you are a nordic or alpine skier and would like to join our Ski for Parkinsons' team, please email me.

Thank you so much!


raised of $10,000 goal


Recent Donations

1. LALaurie Anderson
2. ?Anonymous
3. ABAshis Bhattacharya
All the very best, Karen & Bill.
4. AWAndrea White
Way to go Karen and Bill--Dream Team!
5. CCynthia Niekamp
6. JIJeanne Ibach
Proud of you guys! Go Browns! Hope to hear details after the race! 😊
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