Thank you for visiting my page! This year, I am participating in the Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Tour de Fox Cycling Series for Parkinson's Research. As a perioperative nurse in neurosurgery at a world renowned hospital, I have seen firsthand the impact on our patients. I have also been able to be directly involved with the fascinating technologies that allow for individuals with Parkinson's to lead relatively normal lives! I am continuously inspired by the interventions that are available. My original plan and goal was to run my first half marathon in October 2020 with fundraising for Parkinson’s. The COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. Instead, I have joined Team Pedal4Parkinson’s to ride 35 miles on my Peloton on Saturday August 29. Please consider supporting me in fundraising to improve outcomes for those living with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative brain disorder and affects more than half a million individuals in the United States, with 50,000-60,000 new cases each year. With its decline, Parkinson's leaves individuals with a slow gait, rigid limbs, tremor, shuffling, and lack of balance. 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.
Thank you for your support! - Corrine