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About Kathy and Joe Holden, the founders of Targeting a Cure for Parkinson's 

Kathy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2011. After taking a year to come to terms with her diagnosis, she and her husband Joe started fundraising for Team Fox. Their Bags Bingo for a Cure, held near their home in Maryland, was a running success for nine years until COVID interrupted. Kathy and Joe are also part of the team behind Tips for Parkinson's D.C., which has raised more than $200,000 in its three years. And, Team SheaKin for a Cure has raised money to support family members running the NYC marathon, hosted cornhole tournaments, and even held a kids’ triathlon. Instrumental in Kathy and Joe’s fundraising efforts has been their immediate and extended family, including their children, grandchildren, and their numerous siblings along with their spouses and children. Notably, Kathy was recently appointed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patients Council. “We are very excited to launch this new event, Targeting a Cure for Parkinson’s Golf Tournament at Topgolf,” Kathy says. “We are hopeful that its success will fund much needed research to speed a cure for Parkinson’s.” 

About Your Local Captains

Will Clansky

Will first got involved with Team Fox in 2018 after connecting with the Young Professionals of Boston. Just a year later, he joined the group's board and became a participating member of the inaugural Team Fox Boston Marathon team. It was during that race when he realized he was not, in fact, a runner and vowed to never participate in another running event... which naturally led him to sign up for the Team Fox New York City Marathon team the following year. He much prefers 5ks, however, and frequently participates in more moderate activities with Team Fox Athletes.

Will's father was diagnosed with Parkinson's twelve years ago, which has led his family to get involved with various MJFF initiatives. Will recently moved back to Washington D.C. to be closer to family and is enjoying exploring the city through fresh eyes. He remains an active member of Team Fox Boston and is excited to get involved with the D.C. chapter!


Alex Schools

Alex Schools first heard about The Michael J. Fox Foundation through their community fundraisers. Alex and her brother did a fundraiser for their dad in 2018 where they dedicated a hike in Colorado to Parkinson's Disease. During their first fundraiser they raised $1,120. After this Alex became involved with Team Fox D.C, her first event was Tips! After her first event she became hooked on Team Fox D.C and became the event chair. 

Alex really loves being part of the Team Fox D.C community and enjoys sharing her experiences with her dad, who was diagnosed about 5 years ago. She looks forward to the upcoming year of Michael J Fox. events and meeting new people in the Parkinson's community! 

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation + Team Fox

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (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. Since 2000, MJFF has funded over $1 billion in research grants and initiatives to speed a cure. 

Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Each year, thousands of Team Fox members worldwide transform their passions and interests into unique fundraising events. To date, Team Fox members have collectively raised over $95 million for Parkinson's research. And, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds from events like Targeting a Cure go straight to the research programs funded by MJFF