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My name is Stephanie Demos, I am 29 years old. For my 30th birthday I am asking for your help!
Roughly 6 years ago my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This disease effects the central nervous system which effects your motor skills, including tremors. Although there is treatments out there, there is no cure for this Disease. This disease has changed my moms life. She is my best friend and I would do ANYTHING to take her struggles away.
With that said for my 30th birthday, starting February 20th I am going to run a 5k everyday for 30 days until my birthday on March 20th. I am running in an effort to raise $500 for Parkinson’s disease.
$500 doesn’t seem like a lot right?!? So here’s the kicker, for every $7 additional dollars I raise after $500 I am going to run an additional day. I am going to cap it at 100 days so if I raise $1000 I am going to run a 5k everyday for 100 days.
This may sound crazy but to me it is crazy to live your life fighting a disease you have little to no control over.
If you know someone with PD or have it I want to hear your story because this journey isn’t just my mom, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every 9 mins. The link I am sharing to donate goes directly to Micheal J Fox foundation for Parkinson’s research. A foundation my mom truly believes in.
Please join me in walking, running, donating, or simply just share my story. You can follow my journey on Instagram @stephdemos or via facebook.
Every dollar counts so let’s see how much we can raise by March 20th and make this the best birthday present I have ever received.
Thank you so much for listening, much love - Steph
If you read on you can learn a little more about Parkinson's and the foundation I have choses.
Everyone can help end Parkinson’s disease. More than six 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 is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
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!
Best - Stephanie