NEW YORK, NY – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has introduced Team Fox™, a grassroots campaign that provides helpful tools and resources for people in the community who wish to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research. With Team Fox, there are countless fun and creative ways to get involved — members have walked, blogged, jogged, paddled, pedaled, shopped, danced, and flipped pancakes for Parkinson’s.
Team Fox is a chance for anyone to turn their next marathon, golf tournament, auction or special event into a fundraising opportunity to support the work of the Foundation. Being involved with this team of inspiring fundraisers keeps people in the Parkinson’s community feeling motivated and empowered by their ability to make a difference.
Team Fox officially hit the ground running in November 2005 at the ING New York City Marathon. Approximately 22 runners participated and raised over $70,000 for the Foundation. Team Fox is currently recruiting runners for the 2006 marathon and looks forward to raising even more money this year.
“So many people have already made such a significant impact in raising funds for our research,” said Deborah W. Brooks, president & CEO. “We are grateful for their generosity, and excited for their future fundraising efforts to be as simple and rewarding as possible, with the help of Team Fox.”
The Team Fox Web site, www.teamfox.org, provides members with registration information, fundraising tools and facts about Parkinson’s disease.
Upon registering, members receive various tools to help them reach their goals:
- Online fundraising reports, a personal email center and an individual Team Fox Web page
- The Team Fox Playbook of Fundraising Tips.
- Access to the Team Fox logo, stickers, banners and promotional materials.
- A Team Fox singlet for athletes to compete in.
Whether a Team Fox member participates in honor or in memory of a loved one with Parkinson’s, to celebrate an anniversary or a special event, or simply to get involved and challenge themselves, each individual can help make a difference to bring an end to Parkinson’s disease.