This April, Let’s Raise More Than Awareness

April is Parkinson's Awareness month — the perfect time to join The Michael J. Fox Foundation in generating support for Parkinson's research and our relentless search for better treatments and a cure.

It takes many people to strategize, support and execute the progress we strive for. That's why, throughout the year, MJFF is grateful for our incredible community of Team Fox members whose community fundraising efforts play an integral role in helping to push the needle towards a cure.

The passion and creativity that our members bring to engaging their networks is unmatched. That's why, last year, we challenged our Team Fox community to channel their collective efforts to help make April a million dollar month for Parkinson's research. With donations and event proceeds totalling over $750,000– 100 percent of which went directly to MJFF's research programs– they came incredibly close. And this Parkinson's Awareness Month, we're more driven than ever to cross that goal line!

Will you join Team Fox in raising more than just awareness this month? Whether you host an event, or attend one in your area, together let's make April a Million Dollar Month for Parkinson's research! Here's how you can do so:

  • Start a Team Fox fundraising campaign and ask your friends, family and co-workers to "Help us raise $1 million for Parkinson's research in the month of April." Send an email, post to your social media accounts and help spread the word!
  • Find an existing Team Fox event in your area to support. Hundreds of fundraisers are already being planned across the country, including our national fundraising initiative, Tour de Fox.
  • Host your own fundraiser in your community! Team Fox can provide you with the tools, ideas and support you need to put together an event of your own this month or any time in 2016. We will also be posting ideas every day during the month of April on Facebook and twitter to motivate and inspire your own fundraising efforts.

There's never been a better time to join Team Fox and we hope this month — and each one after — you and your community are aware of how much power you have to change the prognosis of Parkinson's. Together, our voices can have a powerful impact: Help make April a million dollar month and bring us another step closer to a cure.


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