Update: Parkinson’s Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

Nearly $40,000 was raised for the Michael J. Fox Foundation at “Kickin’ Parkinson’s One Lap at a Time.” The swimathon, created by Susan Kauffman and the Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn, drew almost 150 swimmers and even more donors.

Kauffman, a Lake Forest resident diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years ago, was blown away with the total pledges.

“My goal was $20,000, and honestly, I was praying to get to $5,000,” she says. “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of friends, family and community.”

Visit Kauffman’s Team Fox page for more information about the event and how to donate.

For more information about the Michael J. Fox Foundation, you can go to www.michaeljfox.org or www.teamfox.org.