Think/able, optimism and Michael’s return to TV

thinkableWe have taken a break from fundraising for a brief period, but that doesn’t mean we are just sitting around. On Sept. 26, Michael J Fox is returning to television since leaving Spin City in 2000, with a full time comedy show on NBC.  The show is called the Michael J Fox show with the main character “Mike” as a retired newsman who has Parkinson’s (what a natural fit). The Fox Foundation asked us and a lot of other supporters to host a premiere party to commemorate the beginning of the show.

So Cecily and I are hosting a party for up to 80 people to watch the show. Normally, I would have my fundraising hat on, but for this event we are focusing on Michael’s return to the profession he loves. In a recent interview, he disclosed that his doctor told him he would have 10 good years (sounds familiar) to continue acting. That was 20 years ago.  The tagline for all of the premiere parties is think/able.  The foundations party package that we received has the following quote “Michaels’ return to TV is an important reminder that when you focus on what’s possible and think/able, you can achieve greatness.” So for our event we are going to focus on think/able and the power of optimism.

For those who know me, you already know an event  with optimism and positive thinking is as simple as Michael playing a character with Parkinson’s. If you focus on the positive, you are freed up from the baggage that negativity brings.  We will have a fun night laughing and learning/teaching with our friends. I have seen some of the trailers about the show and it is very funny. I know that I, as well as the other hosts, will probably be laughing the most because we will see ourselves in some of the scenes.

So join all of us on Sept. 26 and watch the premiere of the Michael J Fox show. On Twitter, use the #ThinkAble to share what you can achieve when you focus on what’s possible.

Remember every day can be FANTASTIC if you truly believe it can be , and you make it that way.



About bobharmon49

Parkinson’s Cure Research Funding, Inc. (“PCRF”) was founded in November, 2010 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to raising money for Parkinson’s disease research and patient support. The corporation’s main fundraising event is an annual golf tournament held in April at the Lake Ashton community in Winter Haven and Lake Wales, Florida. Proceeds from the event have been donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation. Prior to forming PCRF the first golf tournament was held in April 2009 and we raised $12,000. The second tournament in April 2010 raised $27,000. Our next tournament will be held on April 7, 2012. At each of the first two golf outings, 215 players filled the two 18 hole golf courses at Lake Ashton. PCRF was founded by Bob and Cecily Harmon. Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006 and is still very active playing golf and working to help find a cure for PD through fund-raising. He has recently been named to the Southwest Florida Regional Council of the Michael J Fox Foundation. Their mission is to drive ideas about local engagement opportunities to increase Parkinson’s Disease awareness, enhance education efforts and connect with untapped resources to develop the overall expansion of the Fox Foundation in Florida. The Harmon’s facilitate the Lake Ashton Parkinson’s Outreach Group which supports local Parkinson’s patients and their care partners. The group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10am at Lake Ashton and is open to the Parkinson’s community in the general public.

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