April 1, 2012
Some Volunteers Push Their Commitment to Extremes, Say Charities
Sam Fox, a 24-year-old Rhode Island native, ran the Pacific Crest Trail—more than 2,400 miles, from Canada to Mexico— in two months to raise $170,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. So many people have sought to help the organization by engaging in similarly punishing activities that the charity created Team Fox, a grass-roots fundraising arm.
Then the nonprofit went a step further and hired Sam Fox (no relation to the charity’s