By Anne Cacherell
Sometimes, it is not our decision to make whether or not an incurable disease would embark upon our life’s journey. However, there’s always an option to stay strong and positive. Canadian-American actor, author and producer Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Semi-retired from acting as the symptoms worsen; he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the largest non-profit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world.
On July 9, Sunday, Fox climbed White Butte, the highest natural point in the state of North Dakota, to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease as well as show support for Sam Fox, who is not related to the actor but is a staff member of the Michael J. Fox foundation. Sam is in the middle of his Tour de Fox, a 3-month adventure to bike across the country and climb the highest peak in 49 states to raise $1 million for Parkinson’s research through donations.
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