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2024 Summer Challenge

Together, We Can Raise $28 Million for Parkinson's Research

This summer, four individuals — including one with Parkinson's — are endeavoring to row 2,800 miles across the Pacific Ocean. The efforts of the group, called Team Human Powered Potential, are being supported by a historic 3:1 match from an anonymous donor. Every $1 raised will turn into $4 to power Parkinson's research.

The goal: to raise $28 million, with your help. Are you in?

Our goal: $28,000,000
Raised to date (including match): $18,134,200
With this 3:1 match, every dollar has 4X the impact.
With this 3:1 match, every dollar has 4X the impact.
Choose How You Contribute

We need your help to raise $28 million this summer and maximize the potential of this unprecedented match. No matter how you contribute, every dollar donated now through August 31 will be matched!

Three Ways to Get Involved & Activate the Match

  • Run or Walk

    Join the Summer Challenge

    Choose an activity — rowing, cycling, swimming, running or walking — and raise funds and awareness while the rowers complete their journey. 

  • Human Powered Potential

    Support Team Human Powered Potential

    Follow Team Human Powered Potential's progress as they cross the Pacific Ocean. Get live updates from the team and donate to their fundraising efforts. 

  • 4ximpact

    Make a Donation

    Contact us to learn how you can give through your individual retirement account (IRA), donor-advised fund (DAF) and more.

  • Team HPP

    Meet the Rowers

    In early June, Team Human Powered Potential — Patrick Morrissey, Brendan Cusick, Peter Durso and Scott Forman — will embark on their journey from Monterey, California to Kauai, Hawaii to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's research. The team, including one member living with Parkinson's (Patrick), will row 24 hours a day — in intervals of two hours on, two hours off — for approximately 30-40 days. 

    Their 2,800-mile journey is the inspiration behind our $28 million goal and Summer Challenge.

  • Team Human Powered Potential's Journey

    "When we reach Hawaii, I will be the first person with Parkinson’s to row across the Pacific. I'm doing it for everyone in the Parkinson's community enduring the challenges of this disease every day."

    - Patrick Morrissey, Team Human Powered Potential

    HPP Map
    This Summer, Your Dollars Go 4X Further

    Whether you join our Summer Challenge, support the rowers' journey or make a direct donation, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to accelerate new Parkinson's treatment and ultimately, a cure. 

    $1 donated = $4 for research

    $100 donated = $400 for research

    $1,000 donated = $4,000 for research

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