Boomerang and Team Fox YPDC Partner to Raise Money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Orange Tie Gala to be hosted in October

By Andrew Meehan, Events Chair, Team Fox YPDC, June 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Team Fox YPDC ( and Boomerang Boat Tours ( are pleased to announce the Orange Tie Gala on October 20, 2016 to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).  Boomerang has generously sponsored Team Fox YPDC’s signature event, the Orange Tie Gala, by providing one of their premier yachts for a three hour cruise around the Potomac. In addition, Boomerang will also provide an open bar and a DJ for the event. This represents the largest in kind donation in Team Fox YPDC’s history.

What does the Orange Tie mean? The Orange Tie is meant to symbolize the strong commitment to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease and the support in the DC metro area. Over the last few years, Team Fox YPDC has developed strong relationships with the community at large through outreach and education. Team Fox YPDC continues to host fundraising events that draw large crowds and leverage those relationships to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and funding for MJFF.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation ( is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. MJFF has funded more than $450 million in research around the world and has no endowment. Every dollar raised is immediately deployed to advance research with the best chance of leading to new Parkinson’s Disease therapies and, ultimately, a cure. 89 cents of every dollar spent has gone straight to research efforts.

The Orange Tie Gala will depart from the Georgetown waterfront on October 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale in August. Additional updates to follow.


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