You have all seen my monthly post, repeated again below. And you also know that last month I learned another of my friends has Parkinson’s disease. So as promised, I am doubling my monthly contribution to the Michael J Fox Foundation to $2.00 per mile.
I also pledged 30% of any sales of my artwork, and behold, one of my paintings sold for $275.00 in August. It was sold in a fundraising auction for Our Town Cicero, so I didn’t get paid, but I will honor my pledge anyway.
Lots of mile this month. Walking and biking total is 51.45.
First published September 5th, 2018:
My dear friend is battling Parkinson’s Disease. He has been for awhile. My Grandfather ( not the one you already know, but my paternal Grandfather) also had this disease. Please take a few minutes to read and understand a little about Parkinson’s.
Ok, Brad, that’s a sad story, but what can I do about it? Well, I am glad you asked, because here is what we are going to do about it.
For every mile I log, through 2019, starting on September 1st 2018, I am going to make a donation to Parkinson’s research. And I am asking that you do the same thing too. I am pledging $1.00 for every mile that I log, but you could do whatever is comfortable for you.
I have logged about 120 miles this year so far, but I am going to be more diligent about logging all of my miles, so that number will go up. I will post my total miles here at the end of each month, and we can all go directly to http://www.michaeljfox.org to make our donation. Just click on the green tab in the upper corner. While you are there, read a little about their research.
I will also, for the same period of time, donate 30% of the proceeds from the sale of any of my paintings to this organization.
Thank you for your support!