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.