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Kathe Friel

Kathe Friel

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my page. Last year, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, I rode in the Tour de Fox wine country ride along with my family and many friends to raise funds for Parkinson's research. It was an amazingly uplifting experience for me. I am so grateful for the love and support I felt from so many people near and far.

An estimated six million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) — a chronic neurodegenerative disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. 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 and 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.

In 2019, a new drug became available to ease PD symptoms as a direct result of the research being done by the MJFF. Your support has been invaluable to find a cure for PD but more funds are needed. Your gift will continue to make a real difference: Tour de Fox Wine Country ride proceeds will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs.

This year, we are participating in the Tour de Fox as a family once again. We invite you to join us for the ride and the after party or we hope you will consider making a donation on behalf of the MJFF for Parkinson's research.

Thank you for your support!

With gratitude,


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