The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) launches its fourth annual Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk Series, a series of eight community events across the United States in support of a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The 2020 Fox Trot 5K season officially kicks off on Sunday, March 15, at the first event in Los Angeles, with additional events as follows:
- Austin, Texas: April 26
- Chicago: May 9
- Twin Cities, Minnesota: July 11
- New York City: August 6
- California’s Bay Area: October 10
- Boston: October 18
- Orlando, Florida: November 14
“The Foundation’s Fox Trot 5K Series is another example of our commitment to bring the Parkinson’s community together in our mission to accelerate a cure for the disease,” says Deborah W. Brooks, MJFF’s co-founder and executive vice chairman, in a media release from MJFF.
MJFF’s Fox Trot 5K Series was established in 2017 and has raised over $2 million to support the Foundation’s research. Its fundraising goal for 2020 is $1.2 million — 100% of which will go directly to MJFF’s pursuit of accelerating better treatments and a Parkinson’s cure.
Registration, which is now open, is $40 per adult and $20 per child under age 13. All online registrants will receive a Fox Trot 5K Series T-shirt, and participants who fund-raise at least $250 through an official fundraising page also receive a Fox Trot 5K Series duffel bag. For those unable to attend, the Foundation welcomes donations to the Fox Trot 5K Series to help meet its $1.2 million fundraising goal, the release continues.
[Source(s): The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PR Newswire]