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Featured Event: Celebrating 20 Years of Scientific Progress Closer to Cures

Join us on Tuesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. ET for a special Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Research Roundtable and annual conferral of our major prizes. Leading Parkinson’s researchers and MJFF staff share highlights and impact from 20 years of scientific leadership by the Foundation. Learn about recent progress in the Parkinson’s therapeutic pipeline and what’s to come next, and ask your questions of the expert panelists.

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When we come together, we move the needle on research – even when “together” looks a little bit different. Join our email list for the latest research news and special invitations to upcoming virtual events.

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Upcoming Events

Registration is now open. Please check back frequently for newly announced events. Listen to our latest MJFF Parkinson's Podcast for a preview of the Foundation's virtual offerings this fall. 

  • Big Trials, New Treatments & Steps Toward Prevention

    Third Thursday Webinar

    November 19, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET

    Hear the latest news in Parkinson's research from Foundation and field leaders. Our panelists will look ahead to treatments up for approval soon, new trials starting early next year and a major expansion of our landmark PPMI study to enable preventive therapies. We'll also discuss initiatives to better understand Parkinson's genetics across populations. 

  • Giving Tuesday: #TwoMillionTuesday

    Save the Date

    December 1, 2020

    Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving. Whether you give online, through the mail or by phone, all gifts will be doubled, up to $2 million, on this day.

    Watch HERE -- and your emails and social media channels -- for updates on virtual events and ways you can participate.

In Case You Missed It

Founders' Fireside Chat

Watch the Founders Fireside Chat on-demand for a special conversation featuring Michael J. Fox and MJFF Co-founder Debi Brooks as they joined Cliff Leaf, editor in chief, Fortune, for a conversation on the important role people living with Parkinson's and their families play in speeding a cure. 

Founders Fireside Webinar

MJFF's Virtual 5K / 10K

From neighborhoods, parks and treadmills worldwide, nearly 5,800 individuals laced up for the first-ever MJFF Virtual 5K/10K. We still have ground to cover. But with the unwavering support of this community, Parkinson’s has a finish line HERE. Check out some of our favorite moments!

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More Past Events Available on Demand

  • MJFF Parkinson's Podcast (Part 1): Previewing the Foundation’s Virtual Offerings for You and Your Family

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    In this episode of The Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson's Podcast, we roll out the “orange carpet” so to speak and give you a first look at the virtual activities, events and new resources the Foundation is putting together for the fall.
    Listen HERE

  • Third Thursday Webinar On-demand: Is Parkinson's Inherited?

    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    Panelists discussed what we know about Parkinson’s genetics and how genetic discoveries may lead to treatments that could stop or even prevent disease. Our panelists cover therapies in human testing against genetic targets (alpha-synuclein, GBA, LRRK2).

    View on demand HERE.

  • Ask the MD (video): In Conversation with MJFF Board Member Jeff Keefer — “Off” Time, New PD Drugs and Research

    Friday, September 18, 2020
    In the latest Ask the MD video, Dr. Dolhun talks with MJFF Board Member Jeff Keefer, diagnosed with PD in 2007, about “off” time, new drugs and research.  

    Watch the video HERE.

  • Third Thursday Webinar On-demand: What to Watch This Election Season in Parkinson’s Policy

    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    MJFF contributing editor Dave Iverson guided a discussion with expert panelists including NPR Senior Editor Ron Elving on Parkinson’s policy priorities for research and care, and how you, as an American taxpayer and voter, can advocate for Parkinson’s-supportive policies. 

    View on-demand here.

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