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AMA Students hold first annual Pancakes for Parkinson's

Published: 2008-10-12

On October 11, 2008, the student American Marketing Association chapter collaborated with Parkinson's Disease Awareness to host the first annual Pancakes for Parkinson's at OSU.

The fundraiser was held at the Wexner Center Plaza before the Ohio State vs. Purdue football game. The goal was to raise donations and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. The event was sponsored by Bob Evans Farms Restaurants who donated all of the pancake batter. The fundraiser also included a bake sale, raffle, an appearance by Brutus Buckeye, and a performance by the OSU Women's Glee Club.

The two organizations had an original goal to raise $10,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which was quickly surpassed by an extremely generous $25,000 donation by AK Steel. The new goal was set to $40,000 which was also accomplished by the end of the fundraiser. Pancakes for Parkinson's raised over $41,000 in donations for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In addition, this donation will be matched through the Team Fox Challenge by a $1 million anonymous gift from the family of a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors.