Michael J. Fox is going to the Hall of Fame.
Selected as the first WebMD Health Hero Hall of Fame winner, Michael is being recognized for the significant impact he’s made in finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. His tireless work in raising awareness, increasing funding for research and advocating for patients make him a natural choice for this inaugural award.
“I’m honored to be the first Health Hero Hall of Fame Winner and to be part of this inspiring group,” Michael said. “I share this award with my fellow patients and with the countless researchers who have jumped on board and are dedicating their careers to the mission.”
WebMD’s Health Hero Awards are presented to a group of accomplished and inspiring individuals who have helped change the healthcare landscape by meeting a health challenge and giving back to others.
“WebMD is proud to honor Michael J. Fox with our first Hall of Fame award for galvanizing the research community around finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and for his tireless advocacy on behalf of patients everywhere,” said David Schlanger, Chief Executive Officer, WebMD.
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts will host the first annual WebMD Health Hero Awards in New York City on November 6. In addition to honoring Michael, WebMD will also honor Health Hero Award winners in the following categories: Activist, Philanthropist, Prodigy, Scientist, and People’s Choice.
You can read more about past WebMD Health Heroes and this year’s People’s Choice finalists at: www.webmd.com/healthheroes.