Parkinson’s Disease Fundraiser
One More Page book store in Arlington, VA held a fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease. A portion of the sales went to Team Cul de Sac, which is a part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. I was honored to be there and have some of the cartoonist sign the book. This was very near to my heart. Less then a year ago we lost my mother to PD. It was a long, slow process for her. She was an avid reader and passed that love along to me and my siblings. So having a book as a fundraiser was appropriate for us to buy. Now when there is a chance to support the PD community, it draws me in.
Goodreads: Artists from around the world are passionate about Richard Thompson’s work. His cartoon, Cul de Sac, has been endorsed by Calvin and Hobbescreator Bill Watterson–high praise indeed. In 2009, Thompson announced his diagnosis of early-onset Parkinson’s. The Team Cul de Sacbook serves as a showcase of original artwork donated to benefit Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, founded in 2000 to help speed the development of better treatments for Parkinson’s patients and, ultimately, cure the disease.
Ope’s Opinion: This is an awesome book with a lot of heart put into it.