Get Creative for a Cure

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Michael J. Fox Foundation

Mitchell Blutt, MD, is a physician and businessman. As one of the first physicians in the professional healthcare investment business, and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, Mitchell Blutt is recognized as a pioneer in his field, and also spends his time outside of work supporting numerous charitable organizations, including formerly sitting on the board of the Michael J. Fox foundation.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving therapies and finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The organization focuses on raising and providing funds for the research required to accomplish this goal, as well as creating awareness of the disease and of clinical trials for volunteers to participate in.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has a multitude of official fundraising options and events, many athletically-geared, such as creating a team on the the annual Rock ‘N Roll DC Marathon, but the bulk of their events come through community-raised efforts. The foundation has a site specifically for those who wish to create their own event for their community, as well as ideas for the event itself, such as pancake nights, galas, cycling competitions, and more. However, participants are usually even more creative with their ideas: past events include a food fight in Chicago, a wine tasting event in Phoenix, a Kid’s Filming Festival in Cleveland, and more. To create your own event, visit


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