This holiday season, Team Fox members are putting their business savvy to work in order to speed a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD). Many members of our community are using portion of proceeds sales to engage their networks in supporting vital Parkinson's disease research.
Here are just a few portion of proceeds fundraisers to inspire your giving to family and friends, while also giving back to end PD:
Hope For Christmas: When Michael Raskovsky's friend George Hill was diagnosed with PD, Michael knew very little about the disease. Over the years, Michael witnessed Parkinson's affect George's mobility and communication -- and yet, the disease did not stifle George's love of singing.
With the help of volunteer musicians, singers, engineers and producers, Michael created the holiday album Hope for Christmas. The album, available for purchase on iTunes, showcases George and several artists as they celebrate the holiday spirit. All proceeds from Hope for Christmas are donated to Team Fox.
HICKIES: The "No Tie Elastic Shoelace System" has made it easy to lose the laces and put your miles to work with Team Fox. HICKIES is offering a discount by using promo code "MJFOX." This code provides you and your friends with a 20 percent discount, but also donates 25 percent of your purchase to the high-impact programs of the Foundation. Now is the perfect time to enjoy #lifewithoutlaces.
Squar'd Away: Squar'd Away is a collection of designer bandanas, with 20 percent of the proceeds from each sale donated to Team Fox. Squar'd Away Founder and Team Fox member, Sara Harari, describes her inspiration behind the company: "When building Squar'd Away, I was excited to give the classic bandana a serious makeover, but my ultimate goal was always to contribute to the fight against Parkinson's. When my father was diagnosed with PD nearly 10 years ago, it was hard to know how to be there for him and show my support. This is my way."
PopSockets: In October 2017 PopSockets announced that its "DoGood" initiative will focus on Parkinson's awareness and a portion of proceeds campaign. Through the end of the year, PopSockets will be donating 10 percent of their net online sales evenly across four different Parkinson's organizations - The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), Davis Phinney Foundation, Dance for PD and Rock Steady Boxing. "We've received heartwarming emails from people who have a hard time comfortably using their mobile devices due to health issues like Parkinson's disease. Hearing these stories directly from PD patients was a 'eureka' moment for us, and we knew we had to do more." said David Barnett, PopSockets founder and CEO.
Inspired? There are many unique ways you can support Parkinson's research! Visit teamfox.org for more information and to get involved.