The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) exists for one reason: to accelerate the next generation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatments. In practice, that means identifying and funding projects most vital to patients; spearheading solutions around seemingly intractable field-wide challenges; coordinating and streamlining the efforts of multiple, often disparate, teams; and doing whatever it takes to drive faster knowledge turns for the benefit of every life touched by PD.

In principle, it means leveraging our core values of urgency, optimism, efficiency, accountability and persistence in problem-solving to work on behalf of the 6 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s.


Our Story

The guys from The Basement Surge wanted to partner with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research because John's Grandfather had Parkinson's. John and Frank seen first hand how the disease affects a person. Despite what was happening to him, Grandpa never stopped. He was always fixing things around the house, cracking jokes and took care of his family as best he could.



One of Franks fondest memories of Grandpa is how he always used to force Frank to eat a banana. Grandpa loved his banana's.

John and Frank have always wanted to find a way to memorialize Grandpa because without him the surge would not be possible, and they finally found it with the Michael J. Fox Foundation. They created Team Surge and the Surge for the Cure fundraiser where 100% of proceeds go toward funding the research to the cure for Parkinson's.


We know Grandpa would be proud.

Join Team Surge and help us raise some money with the Surge for the Cure fundraiser. You can contribute on our official fundraiser page HERE!

Thank you for all your support...and go eat a banana.

-Team Surge