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.
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.