On Sun., Nov. 4, I was proud to play a part in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease as a Team Fox member. I ran my first marathon at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Taking on this challenge of this fundraising endeavor is both exciting and inspiring. I am making a commitment to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) because my parents passed from this terminal disease.
MY run was in memory of Frank James and Dolores Ann Fish. I am dedicating my efforts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation because I believe that I am helping to ultimately shorten the road to a cure.
Over Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) – a chronic degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. In the United States 60,000 new cases of PD will be diagnosed this year alone. While the average age of onset is 60, an estimate five to 10 percent of people with PD experience at age 40 or younger.
There is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Currently available medication temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress. The Michael J. Fox Foundation 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 daily.
I’m asking for your support in our race to put an end to Parkinson’s Disease. My commitment to the Michael J. Fox Foundation is to wipe out and cure PD. Please help me and become a “Team Fox” supporter. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and can be made payable to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. You may also visit my Team Fox fundraising page at: https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/tcs-nyc-marathon-2018/michaelrjfish to make a secure gift online.
I invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Thank you in advance for your support as we strive together toward the finish line on the fast track to a cure.
MICHAEL ROBERT FISH