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.
To raise funds for Parkinson's, the USAPA Pickleball Ambassadors of Cumberland County are hosting a fundraiser Pickleball Event (PADDLE UP FOR PARKINSON'S) June 12th and 13th, 2021 at Centennial Park Pickleball Courts (Saturday afternoon 1-5PM) and Fairfield Glade Racquet Center (Sunday afternoon 1-5PM). We hope to have 200 participants and raise over $5,000.
Mark Cunningham, one of our Pickleball Ambassadors was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago with PD. Mark is 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.
Please help us achieve our goal of educating everyone on the importance of exercise in slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease, and of raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation as it researches ways to fight and eventually find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
You can help by:
1) your event entry fee of $20 (these donations will be matched for the first 100 participants by a private donor)
Signups to play are now underway at www.playtimescheduler.com (you will need to have or create a free account).
2) using the Donate button on this page (this would be in addition to your entry fee if you choose to play Pickleball on June 12 and/or June 13)
3) writing a check to THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH. In the memo field of the check, you must add: "Team Fox / Paddle up for Parkinson's" to assure your contribution is applied to our event. See address below:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Tax ID number is 13-4141945.
Thank you for being part of this team and Paddle Up For Parkinson's!