BENEFITING: Parkinson Alliance, Inc
ORGANIZER: Parkinson Alliance, Inc
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016
On July 31, 2016 I will be running the San Francisco Double Marathon to raise funds for Team Parkinson. I admit, lining up at midnight to run a marathon in reverse in the dark, before turning around and running the regular marathon with the crowd right after is pretty much how I like to spend my weekends, but this time it's for a great cause.
Many of you are familiar with the impact that Parkinson Disease (PD) can have on people's lives, and that a cure remains the holy grail for those of us who work closely with PD. Team Parkinson is an organization founded in 2000 by John Ball, whom I met at the first World Parkinson Congress in 2006. He was diagnosed with PD at age 39 in 1983, and has since run over 25 marathons (and still running!) and inspires others to run/ bike to raise nearly $3 million toward PD research.
Your tax-deductable donation will help put us one step closer to finding a cure for PD, every little bit makes a difference!