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Taking on Mt. Kilimajaro!


A friend’s email and his personal page: Team Fox:. Please support his efforts. He has come a long way since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Dear Family and Friends,

I have just joined Team Fox and registered as a participant in Summit Kilimanjaro. Every dollar raised will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In less than two years, I will have progressed from using a cane to climbing the tallest mountain in Africa!

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

We believe without fail that our goal is within reach – but we can’t get there without your support. Please join the fight today and contribute to my fundraising efforts.

Summit Kilimanjaro takes place on 08/23/2012, but my race starts today — the race toward my fundraising goal! Please support my efforts by visiting my fundraising page and making a contribution. Making a tax-deductible donation online makes supporting Team Fox quick and easy; however, if you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.

To mail in a donation: Make all checks payable to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation. You must put Team Fox and my name in the Memo Field.

Mail to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5041

I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

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