Pancakes fundraiser for Parkinson's research Saturday in Elk Grove

 
Submitted by Team Fox
Posted5/16/2016 2:52 PM
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Emily Ebert of Elk Grove Village will be hosting Pancakes for Parkinson's from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

As a Team Fox member, Ebert aims to raise more than $4,000 for the foundation to continue funding research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease. The Pancake Fundraiser will be held at the Rainbow Falls Community Center, 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., in Elk Grove Village.

Tasty Catering of Elk Grove will be flipping the unlimited pancakes; there will be a photo booth, raffle prizes, outdoor games and more. Every dollar, whether it is ticket sales, raffle sales or donations, will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

"I chose to fundraise as part of Team Fox in honor of my grandfather who lost his battle with Parkinson's disease in 2010, and I wanted to do something personally to further the foundation's mission. They are funding cutting-edge research to bring meaningful advances in treatments and eventually a cure to people affected by this disease," said Emily Ebert.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults; and $6 for children. Come out and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

An estimated 5 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease, a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. In the United States, an estimated 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. Current treatments mask symptoms but do not alter or slow disease progression.

Team Fox started in 2006, as the community fundraising division of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Currently, Team Fox has over 2,000 active members and has raised more than $45 million toward accelerating a cure for Parkinson's disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's Research, pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program, and has invested more than $600 million in research to date.

For more information, visit www.teamfox.org; www.facebook.com/teamfox or the fundraising/event page at www.pancakesforparkinsons2016.eventbrite.com.