Michael J. Fox
for Parkinson's Research
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Contributing Author: Jordan Benson
Published: November 29, 2013
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most prevalent and costly degenerative diseases in the world, affecting seven million people. In 1991, at age 30, in the prime of his acting career, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, so he created the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to promote awareness and the search for a cure.