Team Fox is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Team Fox is for fundraisers who raise awareness and funds for research through creative activities that range from running marathons, climbing mountains and making chocolate! At the event Fabian and I met a number of tremendously generous people who gave their time, energy and resources to support this worthy cause. One member raised nearly $90,000 running a marathon!
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has raised over $179 million since its inception in 2000. Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder which damages the central nervous system. While there are many symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease, it is the tremors and slowing of movement that are the most recognizable characteristics of the illness. Parkinson’s is mainly caused by insufficient dopamine in the brain which functions as the motor oil which allows the brains messages to be transferred to the body’s muscles. When there is a lack of dopamine the body reacts as a car would without motor oil, sputtering and seizing.
Chocomize has had a great relationship with Team Fox, they really like our concept and product, they have blogged about us and even requested to make a Team Fox favorites bar. We were honored to be invited to the event and had a great time meeting donors and staff as well as enjoying great food and drinks. Chocomize donated chocolate bars as part of the place settings for the more than 250 guests of the event. The Chocomize bars were a big hit and hopefully expressed in some small way our gratitude for the tremendous efforts of Team Fox and it’s members.
We encourage you to check out the Team Fox website to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and how you can do your part to help. As always you can select Michael J. Fox as your charity when you buy from Chocomize and also give an additional donation that goes 100% towards this the Team Fox organization. It’s a great cause that we are thrilled to be a part of and hope you will join us.
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