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Steven Akins

Steven Akins

Hey all. As many of you know I've been getting (back?) into cycling this summer. The world is all sorts of crazy-pants right now and cycling has been great for both my physical and mental health, as well as more recently a way to connect to people in a socially-distant and safe way. I've been very fortunate in that the impact of everything going on has been relatively minor on myself and my family, and so I'm hoping to give more back.

It's easy to think of people impacted on what's on the news and lots of talk about a "new normal", but there are also a lot of folks who were struggling with the "old normal." With this in mind, I am participating in the Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Tour de Fox Cycling Series for Parkinson's Research.

I'm going to let the default message describe the goals of the project for a bit:

An estimated six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) — a chronic neurodegenerative disorder. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of PD research, MJFF is working to change this.

MJFF is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

Your gift will make a real difference: 100 percent of Tour de Fox Atlanta ride proceeds will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs.

Help me move a cure for Parkinson's disease forward by making a donation today.

-- End of default message

Cycling is a fun hobby and an excellent form of transportation, but I also see it as a way to better myself. With your help we can also leverage cycling as a way to help others!

Thank you for your support!
-Steven

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$675
raised of $500 goal
 

Recent Donations

$100.00
1. LWLarry Wanzer
$75.00
2. TTeam DMLP
Good luck!
$175.00
3. JCJacklyn Cohen
$175 in exchange for you never trying to teach me anything about Polish notation ever again.
$25.00
4. BBBrice Boyd
Go Steven, Go!
$50.00
5. KKen and Lynn Akins
$50.00
6. MGMary Gezo
Brooooo happy birthday - keep being awesome. :)