Michael J. Fox Raises $1.5 Billion For Parkinson's Research


Close Up Of Senior Man Suffering With Parkinsons Diesease

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Here's today's feel-good story:

Six years after Michael J. Fox became globally famous for starring in Back To The Future, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Since then, Fox has helped raise over $1.5 billion to help find a cure for the disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson's and providing improved therapies for those that are living with it, which is seven to ten million people worldwide.

“If we can find ways to identify the condition before it’s evident, if we could take a piece of hair and find it, then we could treat it prophylactically and then maybe you don’t get it,” Fox explained.

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