‘Team Friel’ Rides in Support of Parkinson’s Research in Wine Country

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Kathe Friel and her team of friends and family celebrate their ride at last year’s Tour de Fox.

    On Aug. 24 the Michael J. Fox Foundation holds its annual Tour de Fox Wine Country ride benefitting Parkinson’s Disease research at the Kendall Jackson Winery in Santa Rosa. Kathe Friel, Orinda resident of 35 years, and longtime volunteer for the Orinda schools and the Orinda Moraga Pools Association (OMPA), was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. She plans to participate in the 34.5-mile benefit ride, along with her family and friends, riding together as “Team Friel.”
    As the world’s largest nonprofit funding Parkinson’s Disease research, the Fox Foundation aims to find a cure to the debilitating disease that afflicts nearly 6 million people worldwide. The nonprofit holds no endowment so that funds raised are deployed within a few months for the fastest possible impact for the patient. For more information about the ride or to make a donation visit https://tourdefox.michaeljfox.org/winecountry/Team/View/95598/Team-Friel.

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