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Michael Roll

I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at the age of 47. About 4% of the approximately 1 million Americans with Parkinson's are diagnosed before age 50.

This charity event is my opportunity to support people who like myself struggle daily with Parkinson's Disease. I would like to say Thank You for your donation to help find better treatments and possibly one day even a cure for this disease that affects so many people in the US and worldwide every year. I would also like to thank Team Sprocket who will be making the 60.5 mile trip with me from Georgetown to Harpers Ferry on the C&O canal towpath in October. So far that list includes Ray Rosson, Hussein Hussein, Brett Voeltz, Amy Woo, Tue Nguyen and my dad, Fred Roll. It's been a little over 200 years since an English physician named James Parkinson wrote an essay about the shaking palsy. With your help I know it will not take another 200 years to eradicate this disease.

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.

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.

If you want to ride, please leave a comment below. My goal is to complete the entire ride in 10 hours. Thanks again for your support.

Best - Michael

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$5,135
raised of $4,000 goal
 

Achievements

Recent Donations

$500.00
1. MPMatt Palm
The Palm Facility Services family wishing you a successful ride! Cheers, PFS
$500.00
2. KKCS Landscape Management, Inc.
$25.00
3. JJohn Willson
4. RTRichard Thomson
$25.00
5. NTNancy Thomson
The Thomson's
$150.00
6. VCValerie Cramer
Ron and Valerie Cramer
Captain

Team The Sprockets

$5,185
$3,000

Upcoming Events

C&O Canal Towpath Charity Bike Ride (60.5 miles) 10/12/2019 6:00:00 AM Starting at mile marker 0 in Georgetown to Harpers Ferry,WV
Georgetown DC 20037