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Monday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Powering Cures with Pure Human Endurance

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In 2011, Sam Fox, then 24, ran 2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico in 61 days -- the equivalent of 1.5 marathons a day for two months. Inspired by his mother Lucy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, his journey raised $150,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). Since then, Sam has found the ultimate expression of his personal and professional goals as MJFF's Outreach and Engagement Officer, serving as the inspiration and guide for other extreme fundraisers who recognize the power of a single individual to impact countless lives for the better. MJFF works tirelessly every day with one urgent goal in mind: accelerating breakthroughs patient can feel in their every lives. Just as MJFF questions the traditional research enterprise and innovates to improve patients' lives, Sam uses feats of physicality to question the status quo -- while challenging and inspiring young people to instigate change in their own unique way.
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Sam Fox

Engagement & Outreach OfficerThe Michael J Fox FoundationIn 2011 Sam Fox, then 24, put himself through the grueling challenge of running 2,650 miles in 60 days from Canada to Mexico through the mountains and deserts of the Pacific Crest Trail. Inspired by his mother, Lucy, who was... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

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