Join us on sample date
In the past three years, Tips for Parkinson's: DC has raised over $200,000 for Parkinson's research.
Join us as once again to tip it forward towards a Parkinson's cure!
4th Annual Tips for Parkinson's DC
Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:00 pm-10:00 pm
88 District Square SW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Event entry includes drinks poured by competing bartending teams and unlimited, delicious food
from the La Vie kitchen. Throughout the night, each bartending team will be debuting a custom
cocktail during their shift, so be sure to bring cash to taste AND tip your favorites!
Remember -- the team that raises the most by the end of the night will take home
the coveted Tips Trophy!
Interested in joining or creating a bartending team?
Email us at MJFFYPDC@gmail.com to learn more!
MEET YOUR EVENT HOSTS!!
Team Fox DC
Team Fox DC (formerly YPDC) is a group of proactive "young at heart" individuals who dedicate their time and talents toward raising funds and awareness for Parkinson's research. While a personal connection to Parkinson’s led many members to join, our community has since grown to include hundreds of other professionals from the DC-metro area who are inspired to join our movement. 100% of the proceeds we raise goes straight to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in order to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. We are thrilled to be part of Tips DC for the 4th year!
Gail and Patrick Oliver
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 48; roughly ten years earlier in life than my father was upon receiving his diagnosis. Those first few years, my involvement in the Parkinson's community was minimal as I simply followed my neurologist's daily doses for medication and exercise. In 2014, however, that all changed.
For his Bar Mitzvah project, my youngest son Max held a footgolf tournament and fundraised over $4,500 for Team Fox in my honor. As we got more connected with the Team Fox community, Max and I both became inspired to do more. Max is now planning his 4th Annual Kicking Parkinson's footgolf tournament, and I actively participated in five different Team Fox events and volunteered in four clinical trials to help accelerate research.
I am very excited to be part of the team to Tips for Parkinson's to DC, with optimism and knowledge that MJFF will find a cure for Parkinson's disease, if not in my lifetime,
certainly in Max's.
Kathy and Joe Holden
After Kathy's Parkinson's diagnosis in 2011, her husband Joe quickly took on the role of sidekick more so than caregiver as we, together, adjusted to life with PD. We began actively fundraising with Team Fox-- annually hosting a Bags and Baskets Bingo night-- and for, the last three years, one member of our extended Shea family has also run the NYC Marathon with Team Fox. Collectively, Team SheaKin for a Cure has raised over $130,000 for Parkinson's research.
While Parkinson's has no doubt brought its challenges over the years, through Team Fox, it has also brought friendships and support in unforeseeable ways. We are thrilled to be part of the Tips for Parkinson's DC effort and look forward to Team SheaKin for a Cure jumping right in behind the bar, too.
My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2001. It was not until 2011 when I learned
about The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Since then, I have run 4 marathons as a member
of Team Fox, many other road races, community events, and fundraisers. Being part of
this important Foundation made me realize that it is so important that someone with
Parkinson’s have a community of support and not just family members. Care Partners are
vital to the wholistic approach to fighting Parkinson’s disease.
I am very excited to be part of the Tips for Parkinson's DC team with hopes that raising
money for the MJFF and other similar organizations will find a cure for Parkinson's