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Fox tours high points to raise funds, awareness to fight Parkinson's disease


John Verser

A crowd of more than 40 gathered to welcome Sam Fox (on the high point marker) to the Nebraska High Point southwest of Bushnell early Monday evening. Fox is traveling across the country to visit each state's high point as a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research.

As Sam Fox criss-crossed the dirt roads leading to the Nebraska High Point, the 28-year old Rhode Island native said it looked like one giant party was ahead.

It was.

More than 40 people turned out to greet Fox as he reached the high point shortly after 5 p.m. Monday evening. Fox has been traveling across the country since early June to each state's high point as part of Tour de Fox, part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to raise both funds and awareness to help cure Parkinson's disease. The Nebraska High Point was his 38th stop.

"We have had huge crowds and small crowds. This is a very bi...

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