About Team Fox Detroit
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it.”
-Michael J. Fox
Who is Team Fox Detroit?
In 2018, we are excited to expand our impact and have formally established our own 501(c)(3), Fox in the D–which is singularly dedicated to raising funds in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation accelerates high impact science through smart risk-taking and problem-solving–committing themselves to urgency and efficiency with a patient-centered focus.
Our founder, Donna Rajkovic, is one of the thousands of people around the globe living with PD who has adopted the MJFF’s singular goal: to cure Parkinson’s and go out of business. She continues to lead Team Fox Detroit with fervor and commits herself fully to funding research for a cure. On behalf of Team Fox Detroit, we would like to thank you for your unwavering support in fundraising efforts. We promise to commit ourselves to continue to fund research for a cure and refuse to stop until its been discovered.
What is Parkinson's Disease?
There are five million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease – a chronic, degenerative, neurological disorder. In the United States alone, there will be 60,000 new cases diagnosed this year–and the incidence rate continues to rise. In 2016, we formed Team Fox Detroit, or “Team Fox in the D,” to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease in the Detroit Metro area. Team Fox Detroit provides those afflicted with PD, their families, friends, and loved ones the opportunity to be intimately involved with finding a cure.
As members of the Team Fox network–the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation–our team worked tirelessly to put together our inaugural gala in 2016, followed by second and third galas. All were tremendously successful events with a serious purpose–collectively raising over $582,000 with 100% of the proceeds donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation research programs to find a cure.
Team Fox Detroit joins the fight against Parkinson’s Disease to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Funding Parkinson's Research
As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to accelerate a cure for Parkinson’s disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with an active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson’s patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors, and volunteers.
In addition to funding more than $800 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson’s research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists, and government research funders. The Foundation also increases the flow of participants into the Parkinson’s disease clinical trials with its online tool, Fox Trial Finder; promotes Parkinson’s awareness through hi-profile advocacy, events, and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world.
Team Fox Detroit is proud to be one of the thousands of Team Fox members worldwide to bring awareness and fundraise locally for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). When you give today, 100% of Team Fox proceeds go straight to the MJFF research program in finding a cure.