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Kickin' Parkinson's
2019 was a historic year for our participation in the Crescent City Classic as we raised over $43,000 to support a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Over 63 runners, who were supported by almost 400 donors, completed the 10k on a beautiful Saturday in New Orleans. We are always thrilled to welcome back our runners year...
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One of the most exciting recent developments supported by the Michael J. Fox Foundation is the announcement of human trials of MCC950, a once daily pill therapy targeting the brain inflammation present in all PD patients that may stop Parkinson’s disease “in its tracks.” The progress of MCC950 is moving quickly with Phase 2 human...
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We are excited to announce that Madison Hurwitz has joined our Kickin’Parkinson’s effort in the role of part-time Executive Director! Madison first became involved with the Michael J. Fox Foundation when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016. She is the founder of one of the MJFF’s newest young professional groups, Team Fox...
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Kickin’ Parkinson’s is always looking for ways to support our local PD patients and families and are pleased to announce a partnership with Chet Barnett and Chadwick Menge to form the Kickin’ Parkinson’s Boxing Program. The classes take place at The Dojo, 201 N. Columbia Street in Covington. The program focuses on boxing techniques and...
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Editor’s Note: For more Foundation news, research updates and tips on living well with Parkinson’s, read the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Fox Focus, our biannual newsletter. Using the same medicine(s) to treat everyone with a given disease is the mainstay of modern medicine. Nonetheless, this “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t always lead to outcomes patients want,...
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UPDATE MAY 25, 2017: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 24, 2017. The CBO is a nonpartisan, federal agency within the U.S. government that provides budget and economic information to Congress. Among other duties, it reviews legislation to understand how policies could impact the...
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In his latest blog post for the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, science journalist and person with Parkinson’s Jon Palfreman introduces us to Personalized Parkinson Project. This Netherlands study aims to understand the variability of this disease to develop and recommend treatments based on an individual’s profile. “My dream is to end up with a decision...
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This summer and fall, four Tour de Fox cycling events will take place across the United States and Canada. Last year’s three-ride Series attracted more than 900 cyclists, galvanized 5,700 donations and raised a whopping $830,000 to help close the gap on a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, we’ve added a fourth location...
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Most people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have experienced problems with sleep. While this is a common symptom, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. There are a wide variety of sleep issues in Parkinson’s and each needs to be addressed in its own specific way. In this podcast, Carlos Singer, MD, professor of neurology...
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This April, we challenged our Team Fox community to help raise the bar in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. With new members joining in from around the globe and old friends returning with tried and true events, over $615,000 was collectively raised during the month of April alone – 100 percent of which will go...
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