The Fox Focus 2021 Spring/Summer - Page 21

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Community Fundraisers Go the Distance $ 8.4 Million Raised in 2020

With over $ 380,000 raised to date , the Rowland family hosts their own Tour de Fox event in Birmingham , Alabama this fall .
“ It ’ s our challenge to broaden our network and reach more people ,” says Mike . “ We ’ re looking forward to being together and making this event sustainable and something that will outlive us .”
Over the years , the Rowlands have become a resource for newcomers looking to get involved in the Foundation . At the same time , they ’ ve found encouragement and motivation from within the MJFF community . “ Sometimes it ’ s just about going on The Michael J . Fox Foundation website and reading the tagline ‘ Here . Until Parkinson ’ s isn ’ t ,’ and knowing that you have a support system when you need it ,” says Katie .
This summer , create your own course in MJFF ’ s Virtual Tour de Fox ride on August 28 . Learn more and sign up at tourdefox . org .

Last year , dedicated fundraisers maintained the energy , optimism and innovation that define Team Fox . Here are a few highlights : 19

Countries represented in Team Fox events , including the U . S .

13,967

Holes of golf played across 11 Team Fox outings .

490

Endurance athletes crossed finish lines all over the world .

9,842

People raised funds with Team Fox and community events .