Actor Michael J Fox Will Be Honoured for Funding Parkinson's Research

by Tanya Thomas on  March 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM Lifestyle News
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 Actor Michael J Fox Will Be Honoured for Funding Parkinson's Research
Actor Michael J Fox is set to receive an honorary degree of medicine from Sweden's Karolinska Institute, for his efforts in raising funds and awareness for Parkinson's Disease.

The 'Back To The Future' star will be felicitated in a ceremony in New York.

Fox started the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991.

The foundation has contributed more than 175m dollars to research for developing drugs to fight Parkinson's, since 2000, reports the BBC.

Karolinska Institute also awards the annual Nobel Prize in medicine.

Source: ANI
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