Wow! We like to set aggressive goals! There is less we in that statement than Jason sets aggressive goals. Entering 2019 the goal was to finish the Disney Half and somehow before the end of that weekend it turned into Jason focusing on the 2020 Dopey Challenge 4 races, 4 days, 48.6 miles!
This year Disney will be a family affair! 12 of us will be headed south to run, cheer and support the PD community get moving! We are joining other Team Fox members with the goal to #outrunPD!
Jason, Luca and Henry are running the 5K on Thursday
Jason, Kristi and Bonnie are running the 10K on Friday
Jason and Kristi the half on Saturday
Jason will have a huge cheering section cheering on Sunday during the Marathon.
Team Kopacz has run/walked/biked over 4300 miles on the app ‘charity miles’. For each mile logged on the app a sponsor will donate$ 0.10 (biking) to $0.25 (walking/running). This app is an easy way to contribute directly to the cause that motivates you!
As we close 2019 and look ahead to 2020 we can say that without your support the daily fight against PD would be that much harder! To slow this disease takes aggressive goals, hard work and a large team. We are truly blessed! Thank you!
What’s next? Let’s get through Disney first!
Jason’s 2019 summary:
14 races: 1 Marathon, 4-Half Marathons, 1-10 Mile, 1-10K, 1-6K and 6-5K’s
1100+ miles run, too many sunrises and raced in 3 states (MN, IL and FL)
Pictures from 2019 races an be found on the Exercise and PD page.
In sports you often hear about the ‘sophomore slump’ or in music the ‘one hit wonder’ but as we kicked off the 2nd annual TKO Golf Tournament we believed in our message and delivered another successful event. Despite the extreme heat we stood eye to eye with PD and won the day!
Look for an email in early 2019 with the details of the 2019 golf event.
Exercise is the only countermeasure to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Our journey started in July of 2014 when Jason was diagnosed with PD at the age of 36. Since that day we have been living an extremely active life style. This blog will be mainly focused on the activities that support the day to day changes PD throws at us!