A Celebrity. A Cause. Endless Impact: The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research. The words just seem to go together, after all of these years.
The now 58 year old has shared his story, struggles, and triumphs with the world in his nearly 30 years since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He has also made strides in advancing breakthrough research and innovation with The Michael J. Fox Foundation—working towards a mission of eradicating Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and What it Means to Big Fish
At present, I have four friends dealing with Parkinson's disease. It's a sobering thought that made me want to help in any way possible.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation, unlike many well-known drives, gives $0.88 of every dollar donated directly to help the people who need it the most.
Big Fish donates a portion of all proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It's our goal to continue selling great products and supporting The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a regular basis.
So, that’s why we promise that with every Big Fish purchase, you’ll #MakeWaves by supporting causes like this one. In the future, we hope to expand our impact, and support more worthwhile initiatives.
Don’t forget to follow Big Fish on Facebook and share photos with us wearing your Big Fish clothing and accessories. We promise you'll feel great knowing that you’re helping us help others.
About The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
According to the organization, “The Michael J. Fox Foundation exists for one reason: to accelerate the next generation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatments. In practice, that means identifying and funding projects most vital to patients; spearheading solutions around seemingly intractable field-wide challenges; coordinating and streamlining the efforts of multiple, often disparate, teams; and doing whatever it takes to drive faster knowledge turns for the benefit of every life touched by PD.”
In addition to purchasing Big Fish clothing and accessories, you can take action in support of the foundation’s efforts by hosting your own fundraiser or attending a local event, utilizing your employer’s matching gift program, volunteering at, or being a part of, a research study, and/or advocating for those affected by contacting policymakers and educating yourself on advocacy resources and current public policy priorities.
“When the cure for Parkinson’s is found—and it will be—it will be because of all of us,” said Michael J. Fox.