We’re Tonya and Chad, and we’re a divided house when it comes to college football. Our separate paths took us to Tallahassee and Gainesville, but we eventually found each other and agreed to set aside our deeply-rooted differences (except on a certain Saturday each November). This season, we’re calling on all Gators and Seminoles to unite with us in support of a cause that is very close to home.
In November, we’ll be running the New York City Marathon with Team Fox to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). This will be our first marathon. During the 12 weeks leading up to the race, we’ll be competing in a series of fundraising challenges to see who can rally their fan base to donate the most to MJFF. The challenges are broken up into four “quarters.” The winner each quarter gets bragging rights, while the loser suffers an embarrassing fate.
While the fundraising challenges are all in good fun, our cause could not be more critical. Tonya is one of the millions who suffer from Parkinson’s, a progressive disease that kills brain cells essential to movement. Tonya first experienced symptoms in her early thirties – known as early onset Parkinson’s. Over the past decade, she has undergone two brain surgeries to help manage the symptoms. While brain surgery mitigates some symptoms, it is not a cure. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.
By using the donation buttons under our personal videos below, you can directly support research that is critical to the millions living with Parkinson’s. 100% of all proceeds raised through this Team Fox campaign will be used to fund research programs. So, please join us in uniting off the gridiron in our quest for a cure.