365 Days of Burpees

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Getting Down and Back Up for Parkinson's Disease

Jeremy Likness
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.

I'm a number in that statistic. In February of 2020, just as the pandemic put the entire country on lockdown, I learned at the age of 45 that I have Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Here's the toughest part of that diagnosis...

There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease.

But through your support of Team Fox, you can help change this.

To show how motivated and dedicated I am, I've agreed to an insane challenge.

I will do one extra burpee a day, every day, in 2022. That means 1 burpee on day one, 2 burpees on day two... until I finish the year with 66,795 burpees total! Are you with me? Your donation is motivation to keep going.

Be sure to watch this important Challenge Update.

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.

Every minute that passes without a cure is another minute of cells dying, dopamine levels dropping and symptoms trying their best to steal our quality of life. I'm doing my best to slow the progression through rigorous exercise, but I can't fight this alone.

I need your help!

Thanks for listening.

Best - Jeremy

Latest burpee videos: https://bit.ly/67kburpees
Read my blog: Strength in Weakness
SEP
11

Read an update: https://www.strengthwithparkinsons.com/post/no-time-to-tame-time

JUN
5
MAY
25
APR
18
APR
3
MAR
14
MAR
11

Week 9

FEB
27

"Ain't no stoppin' us now..."

FEB
19

1,225 burpees done!

FEB
13

903 burpees total for the year!

FEB
5

Week 5! 224 burpees/630 total.

JAN
30

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$1,300
raised of $15,000 goal
 

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