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A Personal Message from Jerry HermanI hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy in these challenging days.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) 12 years ago. To date, I have done well, and lead a life different but still full of family and friends and giving back to the world. Parkinson’s has grown into the second most common neurological disorder. This year, more than 60,000 new cases will be added to the six million people already inflicted with PD which remains without a cure. It is an insidious disease.

My wife and I are passionate supporters of PD research and support. One of the ways we support PD is through a Michael J. Fox New England bicycle ride for PD. Last year, many family members and close friends, including several fraternity brothers, participated in the New England Parkinson’s Ride in Maine as the “Hermanators”. The event raised $1,300,000 and had 1,300 participants. It is the largest independent single day fundraising event for the Fox Foundation. Our team, and many friends and family, raised an amazing $19,500 and had a blast along the way! Due to the COVID 19 Virus, the 2020 NEW ENGLAND PARKINSON’S RIDE will be radically transformed from what it was in 2019. This year, riders will organize small group cycling events in their local towns and we will “CYCLE IN SYNC on SEPTEMBER 12."

Once again, I ask for your support for the New England Parkinson’s Ride; one hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) which is at the forefront of funding research in making the current therapeutic and symptomatic control options more efficacious, as well as searching for a PD cure.

In this time of unmet needs for so many in the U.S. and around the world due to the COVID 19 Virus, it is with more appreciation than ever that I ask for your support of the New England Parkinson’s Ride.   

Please consider donating to neparkinsonsride.org. Just click DONATE and enter my wife’s name, Linda Herman, and go from there!

Thanks so much.

In phi phi k a,      JERRY