Human Powered Potential

 

Inspired to endure.

California to Hawaii

June 2024

Miles on the journey

Fundraising Goal

oars

Rowing To Beat Parkinson’s.

The goal of Human Powered Potential is to explore and expand our capacity for endurance β€” mental, physical and spiritual β€” while engaging in endeavors intended to test our limits. The team’s current challenge is to row across the Pacific from California to Hawaii in June 2024, as a part of the World’s Toughest Row.

Our team has more than 125 years of human-powered experience including climbs on 8000-meter peaks in the Himalaya; single-push alpine ascents in Alaska, Canada and South America; ultra-running, cycling, and skiing events; and the Race Across America (RAAM).

We are rowing to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

 

About the journey

Keep Up With Us.

Earlier this year we highlighted a huge breakthrough in Parkinson's research, and in light of all the wonderful donations received recently we think it's worth reiterating. πŸ—£οΈ
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Most people with Parkinson's have an abnormal instance alpha-synuclein, known as "The Parkinson's Protein", but detecting that in a living human has been challenging so far. πŸ§¬πŸ”
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Through research funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, scientists have discovered a new tool (called the Ξ±-synuclein seeding amplification assay) which allows them to see if a living human has this abnormal protein! 😲
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This tool may allow for better diagnosis of Parkinson's, even prior to symptoms occurring, but could also rapidly accelerate the search for a treatment. πŸŽοΈπŸ’¨
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To discover this tool, this year, was only made possible by the support of incredible people like you, who donated to this amazing cause. πŸ™Œ
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And so with such important changes being realised, and with the cure being so personal to the ocean rowing team, it means that this charity they're raising money for...it's not an after-thought...it's the very fabric behind the drive to take on this challenge. ❀️
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If you can donate to @michaeljfoxorg through @teamfoxmjff today, please support this incredible research, and help to change lives. You can donate at the link in the bio. 🌐
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ALL the money donated at this link goes directly to the charity. πŸ™Œ
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#worldstoughestrow #pacific2024 #oceanrowing #pacific #parkinsons #mjffoundation #mjfcharitablefoundation #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness #poweroverpd #teamfox #inspiredtoendure #findacure

Earlier this year we highlighted a huge breakthrough in Parkinson's research, and in light of all the wonderful donations received recently we think it's worth reiterating. πŸ—£οΈ β€’ Most people with Parkinson's have an abnormal instance alpha-synuclein, known as "The Parkinson's Protein", but detecting that in a living human has been challenging so far. πŸ§¬πŸ” β€’ Through research funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, scientists have discovered a new tool (called the Ξ±-synuclein seeding amplification assay) which allows them to see if a living human has this abnormal protein! 😲 β€’ This tool may allow for better diagnosis of Parkinson's, even prior to symptoms occurring, but could also rapidly accelerate the search for a treatment. πŸŽοΈπŸ’¨ β€’ To discover this tool, this year, was only made possible by the support of incredible people like you, who donated to this amazing cause. πŸ™Œ β€’ And so with such important changes being realised, and with the cure being so personal to the ocean rowing team, it means that this charity they're raising money for...it's not an after-thought...it's the very fabric behind the drive to take on this challenge. ❀️ β€’ If you can donate to @michaeljfoxorg through @teamfoxmjff today, please support this incredible research, and help to change lives. You can donate at the link in the bio. 🌐 β€’ ALL the money donated at this link goes directly to the charity. πŸ™Œ β€’ #worldstoughestrow #pacific2024 #oceanrowing #pacific #parkinsons #mjffoundation #mjfcharitablefoundation #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness #poweroverpd #teamfox #inspiredtoendure #findacure

As the team gathers around the Thanksgiving table, Team Human Powered Performance extends a warm and heartfelt thanks to their incredible community. πŸ’–
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This quartet of endurance enthusiasts, united by a passion for the extraordinary, is preparing for an epic voyage – rowing across the vast Pacific from California to Hawaii in the summer of 2024. πŸŒŠπŸš£β€β™‚οΈ
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To the supporters, friends, and family who've stood as pillars of strength, the team is immensely grateful. Your encouragement helps to power their oars, propelling them toward the horizon of possibility. Each word of support, every shared post, is a testament to the power of a united community. πŸ™Œ
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In their midst is a beacon of inspiration, a teammate whose resilience in the face of Parkinson's disease fuels their collective determination. This unwavering spirit reminds all of us that limitations are merely illusions, and by taking on this challenge they are genuinely breaking barriers. πŸ’ͺ
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This Thanksgiving, Team Human Powered Performance wants to express profound gratitude for the shared moments, the unspoken bonds, and the collective spirit that fuels their journey. As they embark on this monumental adventure, your belief in their mission adds depth incredible adventure they are undertaking. πŸ™
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May your Thanksgiving be filled with the warmth of cherished company, the joy of shared dreams, and the knowledge that you play an integral role in this daring expedition. From the depths of their hearts to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! ❀️
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During their Pacific crossing they are raising money for @michaeljfoxorg through @teamfoxmjff - please support them today by clicking 'donate' on the website - link in bio. πŸ”—
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#worldstoughestrow #pacific2024 #oceanrowing #pacific #parkinsons #mjffoundation #mjfcharitablefoundation #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness #poweroverpd #teamfox #inspiredtoendure

As the team gathers around the Thanksgiving table, Team Human Powered Performance extends a warm and heartfelt thanks to their incredible community. πŸ’– β€’ This quartet of endurance enthusiasts, united by a passion for the extraordinary, is preparing for an epic voyage – rowing across the vast Pacific from California to Hawaii in the summer of 2024. πŸŒŠπŸš£β€β™‚οΈ β€’ To the supporters, friends, and family who've stood as pillars of strength, the team is immensely grateful. Your encouragement helps to power their oars, propelling them toward the horizon of possibility. Each word of support, every shared post, is a testament to the power of a united community. πŸ™Œ β€’ In their midst is a beacon of inspiration, a teammate whose resilience in the face of Parkinson's disease fuels their collective determination. This unwavering spirit reminds all of us that limitations are merely illusions, and by taking on this challenge they are genuinely breaking barriers. πŸ’ͺ β€’ This Thanksgiving, Team Human Powered Performance wants to express profound gratitude for the shared moments, the unspoken bonds, and the collective spirit that fuels their journey. As they embark on this monumental adventure, your belief in their mission adds depth incredible adventure they are undertaking. πŸ™ β€’ May your Thanksgiving be filled with the warmth of cherished company, the joy of shared dreams, and the knowledge that you play an integral role in this daring expedition. From the depths of their hearts to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! ❀️ β€’ During their Pacific crossing they are raising money for @michaeljfoxorg through @teamfoxmjff - please support them today by clicking 'donate' on the website - link in bio. πŸ”— β€’ #worldstoughestrow #pacific2024 #oceanrowing #pacific #parkinsons #mjffoundation #mjfcharitablefoundation #parkinsonsdisease #parkinsonsawareness #poweroverpd #teamfox #inspiredtoendure

"Often the only way to know what awaits is to live it."

-Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

β€œContinuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”

-Winston Churchill

"People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them - they went out and happened to things."

-Leonardo da Vinci

"Strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t."

-Rumi

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We row to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation in its fight against Parkinson’s.

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