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Team Mustafa

Team Mustafa

Dear friends, family, & colleagues,

We hope you are all well, and that your loved ones are happy & in good health! In honor of our father Kamal, we formed a team to walk & run the 2019 Bay Area 5K Fox Trot to raise awareness & funds that enables research that goes on to produce therapeutics for Parkinson's Disease. We invite you to register to run or walk with us, make a donation of any amount, or, if you can’t do either, then share the page with your friends and family. Your donation goes directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and is tax-deductible.

As some of you may know, things have been difficult for our father, Kamal, since our mother, Pary’s, sudden passing in 2015. At first, we thought his change in behavior was due to feeling immense grief. After months of looking for answers, we found that, amongst other things, Kamal suffers from Parkinson’s Disease (PD). He is doing well currently, and even through such tough times, he inspires us by staying positive and hopeful, and taking on daily physical & speech therapy. We are so grateful for the love & support felt from so many people. Everyone really has made it possible to navigate such hard and uncertain times.

The prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease is rising: approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) each year and more than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD. In 2015, more than 110,000 people died as a result of the disease. But there is hope! A renaissance is taking place in Parkinson's research & therapeutic development and the Mustafa brothers are trying to make as big of an impact as possible. Meer has joined Alector, a San Francisco based biotechnology company at the forefront of neurodegenerative disease research, working to develop therapeutics for diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease. Raman is working on bringing public awareness to neurodegenerative diseases through working on art projects as part of a team with Refik Anadol Studio and Neuroscape / Gazzaley Lab at UCSF that produce projects such as Melting Memories.

We’ve been inspired by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), and their hard work in leading the charge toward a world without Parkinson's disease. They are an outlier among charities - 88% of donations go directly to enabling research on PD. We plan on contributing as much as we can, but we need your help to make our efforts go even further to help the world’s largest nonprofit funding PD research. MJFF 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. In 2019, two new drugs became available to ease PD symptoms as a direct result of the research being done by the MJFF.

Let’s run & walk to fund the cure!

Meer & Raman



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1. KDKatie Downey
2. ?Anonymous
Congratulations and thank you Ellen!
3. TTheresa Rynell
Elen - you are awesome!! Thank you so much!
4. BTBella Tsay
Wishing you all the best and definitely support the journey to finding a cure for PD!
5. JGJulian Goodstein-Aue
6. AAn Old Scios Friend!
Great cause. Go Margaret!