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Defeating Parkinson's One Step at a Time

Mary Disbrow

Mary Disbrow

Thank you for visiting my page!

This year, I am participating in the Michael J. Fox Foundation's (MJFF) Virtual 5K. With COVID changing many plans, MJFF has changed this race to a virtual race and I couldn't be happier to be able to participate.

My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's a few years back and while this was a scary diagnosis, he has taken it all in stride. He has always been so strong, but I never really knew how strong he was until I saw him face this challenge each and every day. He is still my fun dad. He is still that dad that has the best advice. He is one of my three-year-old's favorite people. She can't get enough of her Dude (grandpa) and I am pretty sure he can't get enough of her. He is most definitely still my hero.

I am running this race for him so I can help bring awareness to the disease as well as work towards a cure. Parkinson's is a crippling disease, but it hasn't made my dad lose his spirit and so for him, I run...I will run towards that cure (and also try to beat his best time in running a mile. He does like to remind me of his time each time we talk about running).

Your gift will make a real difference: 100 percent of Virtual 5K proceeds will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s high-impact research programs.

I am currently training to beat my time from last year. I will be running the 5K on Saturday, October 3rd. Help me move a cure for Parkinson's disease over the finish line by making a donation today.

Thank you for your support! All my love, Mary


raised of $1,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. JPJennifer Pierson
Go get ‘em Mary!!!
2. JDJudy Disbrow
I love you for doing this every year. You are a very special person.
3. Mary Disbrow