With each purchase you can help the effort to end Parkinson's disease and raise awareness. A remarkable prestige pen by Montegrappa has been designed to draw attention to the plight of those living with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder estimated to affect more than six million people around the world. The Tulip for Team Fox enables pen owners to show solidarity with Parkinson’s patients, while helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) accelerate research into a cure.
The pen’s striking clip is a reference to the international symbol of Parkinson’s consciousness – the red tulip. Its design comes from an idea and sketches from Timothy John – a fine artist from Adelaide, Australia. The passionate fountain pen user was himself diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017, and his initiative to alleviate the suffering of others counts among John’s most personal and transformative projects.
Ten percent of proceeds from sales of the Tulip for Team Fox will be donated to MJFF. The world’s largest non-profit funder of Parkinson’s disease research has funded more than $800 million since its inception in 2000. Its results moved Bloomberg to describe it recently as “the fulcrum on which Parkinson’s research pivots.”
For Montegrappa C.E.O. and Creative Director Giuseppe Aquila the, Solidarity Edition pens offer a chance to do good on both a broad and personal level. “Timothy has been a regular collaborator with us over many years and we were deeply impacted by the news of his diagnosis. For us, this is a rare opportunity to raise awareness and express fraternity with a dear friend,” Aquila explains. “We are honored to be able to donate a portion of proceeds to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.”
Montegrappa Tulip for Team Fox Fountain Pen Specifications
Body Material: Precious Resin
Clip: stainless steel, sculpted "Tulip" Clip
Trim: stainless steel
Filling System: Montegrappa ballpoint refill