# general


07/20/2022, 2:51 PM
Dear RGS Supporters, Many of you have asked for a donation code for the Parkinsons Ride I do. As you know I am quickly approaching my five-year anniversary of being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This year is going to be a bit of a challenge. On Tuesday July 26th I am going to have DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery to hopefully delay the onset and mask the symptoms of PD. Part two of the surgery will be August 9th and then after a few more weeks after the swelling goes down in my brain we get to turn the DBS unit on and tune it. This may sound a little daunting (maybe a bit insane) but my goal will still be to ride the 100 miles (or whatever I can) on September 10th to support my favorite cause, Parkinson's research for a cure. We all know people; mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles that have had or currently have Parkinson's. It seems every time I turn around someone is telling me they know someone who was just diagnosed. More than six million people worldwide live with Parkinson's today and it has become the second most common neurological disorder. This year alone, approximately 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States. There is no known cure. Together we can change that. On September 10th, I will be riding 100 miles or as much as I can with the New England Parkinson's Ride, the largest Team Fox single-day fundraising event in the world. The Ride has raised over $8 million since its inception and has a goal to raise an additional $1.5 million in 2021. With your help we will reach that goal. And here's the best part, when you give through my fundraising page, 100 percent of your donation will go straight to MJFF's research efforts to speed a cure for Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of those living with PD today. Thank you for being part of this amazing team effort and if you would like to ride with me please let me know and join the team. Please visit my personal page: Thank you for your support as usual! Sincerely, Wayne (edited)


07/20/2022, 9:23 PM
Godspeed, @brainy-machine-6945. Best of luck on your surgery, and hopeful that you’ll meet your ride goals..


07/20/2022, 9:29 PM
Thank you Jason!