To the Editor:On Saturday morning, June 20, the first, annual Pocono FoxTrot for Parkinson’s Research was held in Ann St. Park in Milford, to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s research efforts to find a cure for the disease. Our event attracted 215 runners and walkers. The 5K run/walk, 1mile community walk, and a 1 mile kids run started at 9 a.m. with the singing of the National Anthem, by Erin Cross. At the finish there were hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and cold drinks for everyone, as they sat on the lawn enjoying the music of “For the Love of Music” and Travis Love Benson. We had many gift baskets raffled off (that were generously donated by many businesses, and individuals, in Pike and Wayne County. There was also a Resource Fair where participants could learn about Parkinson’s Disease and the services, both locally and nationally, that are available to help people living with Parkinson’s and their care- partners
The initial fundraising goal was $10,000, which we all believed was “pie in the sky.” But to our amazement, we were able to raise an astonishing $22,000! We could never have achieved this without the contributions of our many sponsors and contributors, and by all the hours and resources donated by so many generous individuals. Special thanks must go out to the Milford Borough Fire Department, Girl Scout Troop 52-290 and their troop leader, Peg Snure, members of the DV Soccer Team, and the Sobec Family, who traveled from Pittsburgh to show support for a friend with Parkinson’s and to teach their children about volunteerism.
The day was a big success because of all of you!
Thank you.Marcia Guberman, Founder