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8th Walk to Cure Parkinson’s set for Oct. 5
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:50

The 8th Annual Team Fox Walk to Cure Parkinson’s Disease will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, on the ProMedica Bay Park Hospital campus, located at the corner of Wheeling and Brown roads in Oregon.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the hospital café. This year’s event will start with a Kid's “Fox Trot” Fun Run at 10:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 11 a.m.

The course is paved and approximately half-mile around the inland pond. Refreshments will be provided throughout the morning, and there will be face-painting and pumpkin-decorating for the kids. The Mobile Medic will also be available for tours. Gift bags will be provided to participants at the conclusion of the walk.

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ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will be the site of the 8th Annual Team Fox Walk to
Cure Parkinson’s disease on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease, a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the U.S., 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease.

Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. Its members include thousands of people worldwide who generate funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to advance its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's disease.

The local Team Fox Walk was started by Janet Clough in 2005 in tribute to her father, Lester Cowell, who had Parkinson's disease for 10 years. “I continue to be inspired by the memory of my dad's optimism and bravery in facing the challenges of PD and others who are living with this disease,” Clough said. “I am especially grateful to Michael J. Fox for giving us hope for a cure.”

For more information, contact Clough at 419-376-4423 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.michaeljfox.org.


 

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