Thank you to everyone who participated in The Michael J. Fox Foundation's inaugural†think/able: Miles for a Cure†challenge!
We are pleased to announce that between October 5 and November 3, you walked, ran, and biked 147,007 miles, far surpassing our 100,000 mile goal! Thanks to your efforts, Miles for a Cure sponsor Medtronic DBS Therapy will donate†$100,000 to critical research and finding a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD). And the dollars will go to good use: 89 cents†of every dollar The Michael J. Fox Foundation spends goes directly to research and your incredible contribution will help support projects in our research portfolio around the world.
See how individuals and communities came out to support Miles for a Cure:
- On October 26, during the Miles for a Cure Triple Miles Weekend, the Grand Rapids, Michigan community gathered for Medtronic's Walk-Bike-Run Toward a Cure for Parkinson's event. Attendees used Charity Miles to track their movements and raised $2,550!
- On November 3, the ING New York City marathon conincided with the last day of the Miles for a Cure challenge. Members of MJFF's Team Fox NYC marathon team tracked their 26.2 miles (on top of training runs leading up to the event) to count towards our 100,000 mile goal.
- Throughout the month, hundreds of members of the PD community came out to support MJFF via Miles for a Cure and shared their miles with their social media communities. Here's a small sampling of what we saw across the Web: