In 2011, Sam Fox ran 2,650 miles in 60 days from Canada to Mexico, through mountains and deserts along the Pacific Crest Trail. His journey raised $300,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation and was inspired by his mother, Lucy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000.
Since that journey, Sam has found the ultimate expression of his personal and professional goals as the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Outreach and Engagement Officer. Sam serves as an inspiration and guide for other “extreme fundraisers” — those individuals who recognize how the power of a single can impact countless lives.
In June, Sam embarked on his most challenging adventure to date, dubbed the Tour de Fox. An idea crowd-sourced by the Parkinson’s community, Sam is biking and hiking his way through all 48 of the continental United States, stopping in each to climb the highest peak in the state. Sam’s goal is to unite and inspire the national Parkinson’s community and raise $1 million for cutting-edge research.
Sam’s been chronicling his journey every step of the way on Instagram and took some time at the onset of his adventure to talk to me about his quest.
Listen to the video now in iTunes or in the audio below.
MAN OF ATTACK PODCAST: EPISODE #1 w/ Sam Fox
To contribute to Sam’s quest, check out his page on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website.