During the Alabama Phoenix Festival, a special organization was there to show off a famous car seen in the Back to the Future movies. To The Future is a charity run by Terry and Oliver Holler and they are traveling to the future in their DeLorean Time Machine through all 50 states to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s Research. The car is an exact replica of the classic car and they built it themselves! Their mission is called, ‘To The Future’ and 100% of the donations collected will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, through Team Fox.
As many as one million people suffer through Parkinson’s disease and around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year. Oliver Holler was given a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and was told he had six months to live. The news inspired him to build an exact replica of the DeLorean from the Back to the Future movies in six months! So far, the doctor has been wrong on the time table and the couple tours the country with this car to raise awareness and raise money for Parkinson’s research.
The couple has joined Team Fox, a branch of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research after hearing that Michael himself has the disease. This organization is their focus due to their admiration for Michael J. Fox, and his inspiration through the ‘Back To The Future’ trilogy. Most of all, his optimistic approach in dealing with Parkinson’s helped them realize that they can do something to give back.
Below are a video and some photos from the car! To learn more about the To The Future DeLorean car and to donate go to: http://tothefuture.org
Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ToTheFuture.org
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