Ear­li­er this year, we wrote about some adven­tur­ous souls who were trav­el­ing the Pacif­ic Crest Trail. Now, we’re com­plete­ly blown away by one man’s mis­sion to run the PCT in an effort to bring atten­tion to the dev­as­tat­ing effects of neu­ro­log­i­cal diseases.

Sam Fox was inspired by his moth­er Lucy, who was diag­nosed with Parkin­son’s Dis­ease a decade ago. A high­ly-trained and expe­ri­enced ath­lete, Fox cre­at­ed the Run While You Can Foun­da­tion and is cur­rent­ly attempt­ing this amaz­ing jour­ney with the gen­eros­i­ty and sup­port of the Boisi Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion and cor­po­rate spon­sors. While his efforts are ded­i­cat­ed to his moth­er, all pro­ceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

 

Sam Fox — Cour­tesy of Run While You Can

You can help too by run­ning a por­tion of the trail with Sam, haul­ing equip­ment of the doc­u­men­tary crew cap­tur­ing the expe­ri­ence, donat­ing much need­ed sup­plies to cache points, or orga­niz­ing your own fundrais­ing efforts. For more infor­ma­tion on how you can par­tic­i­pate, click here.