Tour de Fox ArizonaExtreme endurance athlete and Michael J. Fox Foundation staff member, Sam Fox (no relation to Michael), will bike and hike his way 14,000 miles across the USA—climbing the highest peak in 49 states—in just three months. The goal is to unite and inspire the Parkinson's community while raising $1 million for cutting-edge Parkinson's research with the potential of another half million in matching funds. His adventure is inspired by his mother, Lucy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000.
This adventure known as the Tour de Fox is a force much larger than one individual. While Sam will be the one to complete the entire 14,000 mile journey, he is encouraging YOU to take part in the Tour in your own way as he passes through our community.
The Baehr Challenge is hosting an event for Sam during is stop in Arizona prior to his 12,633 foot climb of Mt. Humphrey in Flagstaff and his rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon.
|What: Get your two person teams ready to compete in the Corn Hole Tournament (bean bag toss) for Parkinson's Research. Admission/tournament play cost is $20 per person in advance ($25 at the door on event day). Plus 20% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards funding cutting edge research.||When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Where: OHSO Brewery 10810 N. Tatum Boulevard, #126 Phoenix, AZ 85028
Why: Choose to make a difference by helping to raise $1,000,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
My name is Brian Baehr. I’m 52 and I have Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, at the age of 47, I noticed a slight hand tremor and began to struggle with my hand writing. As I would write, my large, all-capital letters began to shrink leaving the last few words of each sentence illegible.
When my dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007, it was a huge blow for our family. See, he has always been the cool-headed anchor of our family, the calm voice of reason, and the center of physical and emotional strength.