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Dave McManus

Dave McManus

Did you know an estimated five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease — the second most common brain disease? In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease…YET.

Many of you know that my father, Bill (pictured above), was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2003. He continues to live his life today the best he can, working full-time and enjoying his family & friends. He takes various medications, which help to offset symptoms - but not eliminate them. The last few years the disease has accelerated a bit, and nowadays he periodically needs to use a cane to avoid falling. Recently, Michael J. Fox gave a great interview that will give you a glimpse into what living with Parkinson's is like:

In 2014, I joined a group of fellow Team Fox members on a fundraising effort and did a single day "Rim to Rim" hike of the Grand Canyon. It was a great experience, but only because of the amazing contributions my family, friends, and colleagues made - as a team, we raised nearly $100,000, all of which went directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and the Parkinson's research they support!

Over the recent months, I was really itching to get involved in another "grand" type of event to raise funds for MJFF. As such, I was so thrilled to come across the "Papa D" team led by Dan & Julie Morris, who have organized a fundraising effort tied to the Spartan West Point race on August 25, 2018! Please take a few minutes to watch this video to gain a better understanding of what they are up against, and what called me to join their team:

I'm also doing this in memory of my wife's grandmother, Grandma (Patricia) MacKinnon, who is looking down on us all from above and who I loved dearly.

How can you help?

Your gift will make a REAL difference: 100% of ALL funds raised will go DIRECTLY to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs. This is one facet that I absolutely love about Team Fox.

Please consider helping us close the gap on a cure by making a donation today! As a team, we have a goal of raising $100,000, of which I have a personal goal of $1,000 (which I hope to increase)!

Thank you! - Dave



raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. MSMichael Straehle
Great accomplishment Dave!
2. KFKathryn Foley
3. DYDaniel Yosca
Great cause Dave and I know you'll crush this course. See in VT for the next one.
4. JJed Santoro
5. RMRobert McManus
Dave - thanks for taking on this important challenge! The Michael J. Fox Foundation research will lead to new medications that help to alleviate Parkinson's symptoms, and eventually help to find a cure. Go Team Papa D!!
6. KMKathryn McManus
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