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Michael J. Fox - Michael J. Fox Foundation
"I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just before I turned 30. I'd never met anybody with it, and I felt completely alone. At the Michael J. Fox Foundation (michaeljfox.org), we want to provide the more than five million adults who have the disease with a support system, and fund research that could help develop treatments for Parkinson's and other neurological ailments, like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. And, of course, we're searching for a cure. We want to go out of business someday."
—As told to Arianna Davis
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