Michael J. Fox is sharing the progress his foundation has made on a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
In 1991, the Canadian actor was diagnosed with the disease, followed by the launching of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2000.
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The foundation recently partnered with Shake It Up Australia Foundation to conduct research on both a cure and better therapies for those with the disease.
Ahead of World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, Fox shared a statement with Daily Mail Australia.
“One billion dollars is a lot of money, and twenty years seems like a long time, but in research terms, we’re high-velocity,” he said of the $1 billion his foundation has funded in research over the past 20 years.
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Adding, “In the quest to cure Parkinson’s, we’re absolutely certain we are the tip of the spear.”
To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, his foundation has listed a number of ways people can help from donations, upcoming marathons and “A Conversation with Michael J. Fox” on April 20 at 5 p.m. ET.