The Team Fox community brings together people of all ages. As part of this ongoing series, we talk with some of our† younger Team Fox members who are getting an early start on raising funds and awareness for Parkinsonís research.
Carley Finnegan, 15
Jackson, New Jersey
Pancakes for Parkinsonís
Funds Raised: $1,340
Why Team Fox: My stepdad was diagnosed with Parkinsonís four years ago. I wanted to do something, so at first I did all the school reports I could about Parkinsonís. Then my mom and I found Team Fox last year.
Why pancakes: I saw it on the Team Fox Web site, and I thought it looked cool. It seemed like something I could do on my own.
Greatest challenge: Our original venue fell through, so we had to find another place fast. My parents helped me connect with our local Applebeeís. Then there was Hurricane Sandy. We didnít have power for 13 days, making it hard to sell tickets. And many of our friends and family were affected much worse. I wasnít sure anyone would be able to come.
Greatest reward: I couldnít believe all the people who came out to support me. My friends know more about Parkinsonís, and Iíve met more people who have a connection to the disease.
Whatís next: My sister has multiple sclerosis (MS), so I want to host an event that could benefit her. Iíd like to do both a Parkinsonís and an MS fundraiser each year.
Best advice: Donít give up. Somehow, it will all work out.
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