More than six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)- a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms vary greatly from person to person. My dad is one of these people. He’s been living with Parkinson’s Disease for 13 years. It’s been a challenging journey and the disease has changed his life. It has taken away his ability to work, exercise, and play with his grandchildren. Now it’s robbing him of his ability to speak and walk. Parkinson’s Disease has taken much from our family, but it has not taken our hope; our hope for new treatments for PD and eventually, a cure.
I was fortunate enough to meet Michael J. Fox several years ago. I said to him in between tears, “Thank you for giving my family and I hope”. He replied, “You’re welcome but we each create our own hope.”
Organizing this fundraiser is a testament to the hope that I still have in raising funds to drive research forward and ultimately, to create a world without PD.
“Cocktails For A Cure” is my fundraiser for Team Fox. 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 research programs.
There are three ways you can donate to my fundraiser.
1) Attend my event “Cocktails For A Cure” on Friday February 21st (7 pm- 9 pm). This event will take place at 119 French Bar & Bites in Sanford, FL. There will be cocktails, appetizers, live music, a silent auction, and more. Tickets are $35.00 per person. To purchase tickets and to bid on some awesome silent auction items click on the following link: event.gives/curepd
OR text the keyword: "curepd" to 855-735-2437 (to access event website on your phone)
2) You can purchase a t-shirt. T-shirts are $25.00. They are designed by my amazingly talented friend, Tara Huff, and will have the “Cocktails For A Cure” logo on the shirt.
After making a $25.00 donation to my Team Fox fundraising page, please message me your t-shirt size and address.
3) You can make a donation. Please feel free to make a one -time donation to support Team Fox and to help us find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Thank you so much for your support!