Jog 4 Jim
The Jog 4 Jim is a platform for interaction and fundraising for Parkinson’s disease research to support the legacy of Jim Warsaw. Jog 4 Jim has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving therapies for those affected. Jog 4 Jim typically coincides with the 5K run during Eugene Marathon weekend. Since 2006, Jog 4 Jim has raised more than $100,000 for Parkinson's disease research.
About Jim Warsaw
Jim Warsaw, founder of the Warsaw Center for Sports Marketing, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in late 1993. For sixteeen years, he was the inspiration and energy behind everything for which the Warsaw Center stands--passion, integrity, and leadership. Tragically, Jim lost his battle with Parkinson’s on April 22, 2009.
Read more about Jim Warsaw.
An estimated one million people in the United States and over five million worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. In the United States, 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's each year. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. Currently available treatments temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. MJFF is committed to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. As the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's disease research worldwide, MJFF works to identify and prioritize scientific solutions that hold promise to improve patient's quality of life.
Learn more about Parkinson's on the MJFF website.
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