Thank you for visiting my page! For a second year, I'll be riding around Lake Tahoe to raise funds for Parkinson's Disease research. Support my fundraising efforts by visiting my page here. Three years ago, my friend, Dave, got the diagnosis that he has Parkinson’s Disease (PD). PD is caused by the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine, which controls movement and other key functions. Combined with my uncle's PD diagnosis many years ago, I felt compelled to contribute in any way possible. There are a lot of projects underway to try to halt symptoms in the ~6M PD patients globally, and, ultimately, to prevent new cases. The Michael J Fox Foundation works tirelessly to support and fund pharmaceutical research work. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the Tour de Fox fundraiser ride to be virtual last year, so we styled our own ride around Lake Tahoe in the midst of last fall's fires and smoke. It was a good ride with great friends, Dave Keller and Scott McIntyre, in tough conditions, and we raised enough--over $20,000--for Dave to be awarded top individual and our team achieving the top team fundraising award. Pandemic restrictions were still in flux during the planning window for this year's ride, meaning the pre-pandemic style organized mass ride in Sonoma will have to wait to return in 2022. So, on August 30, 2021, our team will revisit last year's 72 mile Tahoe loop and raise more money than last year. My goal is to raise $4,000 personally and our team goal is $40,000. Last year I was moved by the generosity and support shown by this group! Please visit my page to see how you can contribute to my efforts with Team Keller! Please donate to help beat PD if you can! Thank you & feel free to share this, and please reach out with any questions you may have about the event, PD, or whatever. I wish you good health and happiness this year! All the best, David Markwell P.S. Did you know your gift could be doubled through a corporate matching gift program? Use The Michael J. Fox Foundation's online tool to find out if your company will match your donation.