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Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Team Fox has raised over $77 million and commits 100% of every dollar raised directly to research. This provides community members the unique opportunity to stay at the forefront of the most up-to-date medications, research, therapies, and treatments for Parkinson’s.

Team Fox Detroit is proud to be one of the many teams worldwide bringing the power of Team Fox to our own neighborhoods. Team Fox Detroit has raised over $582,000 benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, and continues to expand our reach to the Parkinson’s patient community in Michigan.

Please consider joining our very own Team Fox Detroit right here in Southeast Michigan to get involved and make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s.

Fox Trial Finder was created by the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help increase the flow of willing participants into the clinical trials that need them, accelerating the Parkinson’s drug development process.

From sponsored athletic events to annual galas, to flipping pancakes, Team Fox stands ready to bring a fundraising opportunity for Parkinson’s research to your own backyard.

Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share self-reported data and health experiences that improve the search for better treatments.

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Join the Team

As a Team Fox member, you will join a community of over 4,000 individuals who have become dedicated change-makers in their community. Whether you flip pancakes, bike cross-country or host a community concert, Team Fox members are passionate about transforming their interests into opportunities.

Team Fox Detroit has helped facilitated research presentations from leading neurologists, hosted annual galas, raffles, golf outing, sponsorship and appreciation dinners, and much more. By joining our community, you will have the opportunity to bring awareness of PD to Michigan, while continuing to expand the reach of The Michael J. Fox Foundation to help speed a cure for Parkinson’s.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation operates under a single goal: to cure Parkinson’s and go out of business. Help us close their doors!

Find A Team Fox Detroit Event

“Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams.”  As we grow we are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise funds and awareness through community action. Stay connected with us online or join our social media channels for more on how you can join the community.

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Fox Insights

Fox Insights is an online clinical study collecting patient-reported data about health-related experiences from volunteers with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD). This comprehensive dataset holds the power to help researchers better understand patients’ unmet needs, redefine therapeutic priorities and optimize clinical trial design.

By filling out an online questionnaire from home every 90 days, volunteers add to a large data set that is advancing Parkinson’s research. Fox Insight’s flexible design offers participants the opportunity to contribute additional data via supplemental surveys and mobile technologies, such as smartphones and wearable devices. Through Fox Insight, people with and without PD connect with researchers and the broader patient community to work together toward a more complete picture of Parkinson’s and treatment breakthroughs.

2018 team fox research round table mjf goal "cure parkinson's and go out of business"

Fox Trial Finder

Fox Trial Finder was created by the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help increase the flow of willing participants—both people with Parkinson’s and control participants who do not have Parkinson’s—into the clinical trials that need them, accelerating the Parkinson’s drug development process.

Clinical trials are a final and crucial step on the path to developing better treatments for Parkinson’s patients today. Around the world, between 40% and 70% of trials face delays because of a lack of volunteers.

Fox Trial Finder will not only list ongoing PD clinical trials and research studies but will match registrants to the trials that need them and are best-suited to their specific traits. Fox Trial Finder also has a secure and anonymous messaging system, making it much easier to find and act on suitable opportunities to get involved.

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Donna Rajkovic

Founder & President

Donna founded Team Fox Detroit in 2016, a 501c(3) public charity dedicated to supporting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She became President in 2018 when the charity she founded received its official IRS designation. She was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease in 2012 and has been enrolled in the Parkinson’s Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) research study at the Cleveland Clinic for seven years. The PPMI study is dedicated to finding a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease which would make it easier to diagnose and target new medications to stop disease progression. She is also enrolled in Fox Insight, an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments.

In addition to leading Team Fox Detroit, Donna serves as President of Serbian Sisters Ravanica whose primary function is to raise money to support children’s activities in the St. Lazarus Parish as well as other Orthodox charities in the Detroit metropolitan area. She also serves as Second Vice President of The Executive Board of St. Lazarus Ravanica Serbian Orthodox Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Donna is committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funding research. She lives in Novi, MI with her husband Mike and their three sons, Stevan, Daniel, and Alan.