Pat Erickson and Team Fox Walk to the Future

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pat Erickson discovered Michael J. Fox and his Team Fox after her own diagnosis of Parkinson's in April of 2002. (See previous story). Wanting to take an active role in fighting this debilitating disease, she began fundraising to support clinical research for a cure. She became a member of Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Fox Foundation.

Pinky's Passion for Fashion was a vintage fashion show first held in April 2007. It raised $12,000 which all went to the Fox Foundation. Since that time, Pinky's Passion has given a total of $63,000 to both local and national Parkinson's organizations.

In 2008 and again in 2010, Pat and her husband Steve were honored by invitations to the Fox Foundation Most Valuable People Dinner in New York. This year, they also participated in the Parkinson's Unity Walk, held April 24 in Central Park.

Inspired by the experience, Pat set up a new event: the Walk to the Future.

Our Walk to the Future will be held on July 24, 2010 at the Edmonds Woodway High School Stadium (Shoreline Stadium was not available). Teams will be walking from 8 am to 8 pm. Don’t worry; you won’t have to walk that whole time. Only one member of your team needs to be on the track at any given time. So, the bigger your team, the less walking you have to do.

The day promises to be fun with music, entertainers (Mrs. Wigglesworth is sure to pay a visit) and prizes for the team and the individual bringing in the most contributions.

Please join us on our walk as we raise money to make the dream of a Parkinson’s free world a reality.

Registration forms are available for download on our website or call Pat Erickson at 206-542-8777.
Photos courtesy Team Fox


Sue Brown,  June 5, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Great articles! What a wonderful response to a terrible disease-not only seeking to help herself, but all who face P.D. JBS Construction will be there with our team!!!

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