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Team Fox Louisiana (aka Kickin’ Parkinsons) for Parkinson’s Research

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THE STORY:

A few years ago, my boyfriend David’s dad passed away from a form of Parkinson’s. If you’ve never experienced the effects of this disease first-hand, it is a long and painful thing to watch someone’s health slowly deteriorate.

Parkinson’s is the world’s second most common degenerative brain disease, impacting nearly 5 million people worldwide. (David shot a video of his dad a year or two after the original prognosis. You can watch it here or to your left.)

Also a few years ago, we got involved with the 501st Legion. David is a life-long Star Wars fan, and his childhood dream was to be a Stormtrooper. And now he is one!

I’ve since joined the 501st Legion myself, and one of the most amazing things about this international organization of Star Wars fans is all of the charity work they do. A couple of years ago, we did a fundraiser for the Michael J Fox Foundation, which raises money to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. To date, the MJFF has awarded over $400 million in grants and is the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research in the world.

So… with all of that in mind… David and I have signed up to walk in this year’s Crescent City Classic 10K, as part of Team Fox Louisiana (aka Kickin’ Parkinsons) to raise money for Parkinson’s research. David is even going all out, and wearing his Stormtrooper armor for the entire walk.

Here’s the deal, we’re each responsible for raising a minimum of $200. Either we raise it or we pay it ourselves. Either way, Team Fox wins… but we’re committed. But $200 doesn’t really seem like enough to us. So we want to go bigger and since we’re doing this as 501st Legion members, we thought we’d set a goal to raise $501 each.

To sweeten the deal for you, we’re both doing some incentives, Kickstarter-style:

  • Donate $10 or more and I’ll give you a shout-out here on this post on Miss Malaprop (including a link to your website or blog).
  • Donate $25 or more and I’ll feature you in a #ShoutoutSunday post on my Instagram.
  • Donate $100 or more and I’ll create a one-of-a-kind doodle (you choose the color and theme). I’ll scan it and send you a digital copy, plus I’ll mail you the original. Think this, this, or this. You’ll also get a link on this post and an Instagram shout-out!
  • Donate $250 or more and I’ll give you a 1-hour creative business / marketing consultation via phone, Skype or in-person (New Orleans area only). Possible topics include a critique and feedback on your website, blog or Etsy shop; brainstorming marketing ideas; technical help with WordPress, SEO or social media (blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram). You’ll also get a link on this post and an Instagram shout-out!

(Thanks to my bestie Ashley for the incentive idea. She and her husband are also walking in the CCC10K for charity, and raising money for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. You should totally check out her campaign page as well!)

I’m collecting donations until April 3, 2015, as the race day is April 4th.

I won’t be offended if you can’t support this cause with a financial contribution. I totally understand. Of course, if you can, I would love for you to contribute. 

Whether you can or can’t financially contribute, I’d love it if you’d help me spread the word. 

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To This Fundraiser

$235

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Whitney Bryan

    $100

  • Juliet Meeks

    $25

  • Missy Wilkinson

    $10

  • Wendy Dolan

    $25

  • Ashley

    $25

  • Andrea Dupree

    $25

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47% Raised of $501 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $39,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Steven Reisig

Amount Raised

$5,325

 

213% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Dastugue

Amount Raised

$3,398

 

170% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeanette Straeter

Amount Raised

$2,025

Fundraiser Title

Allison Miller

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

413% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Fox Louisiana

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Quentin Dastugue

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

64% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Crosby

Amount Raised

$1,260

Fundraiser Title

Diane Weiss

Amount Raised

$1,200

Donor Comments

Andrea Dupree

Andrea Dupree

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ashley

Ashley

DONATION: $25

Get it, girl! 3 years ago

Wendy Dolan

Wendy Dolan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Missy Wilkinson

Missy Wilkinson

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Juliet Meeks

Juliet Meeks

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Whitney Bryan

Whitney Bryan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago