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Michael J. Fox Foundation COVID-19 Resource Hub

A Special Message from Michael J. Fox to the Parkinson's Community on Coronavirus

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is monitoring and responding to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation as it evolves. We want to update you on actions we are taking to support the worldwide Parkinson’s community through this challenging time.

  • Many Foundation grantees are informing us of changes at their home institutions as resources and policies flex to meet the current public health crisis. Our commitment to these researchers, and to you, is to keep critical Parkinson’s research moving forward with as little disruption as possible by being flexible and responsive to their needs as the situation evolves.
  • Like organizations worldwide, we have postponed all public events through the end of May and will continue to assess future events if necessary. We apologize for any inconvenience to you. Averting large gatherings is not only our civic responsibility to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus, but is especially important given the potential increased risk to our audience given older age and health issues that can come with living with Parkinson’s. We will always update registered attendees of any changes to a specific event. 
  • Additionally, we are working quickly to share expert voices who can help patients and families navigate Parkinson’s-specific aspects of this situation. On March 19, the Foundation hosted its Third Thursdays Webinar topic, “Information on Coronavirus for the Parkinson’s Community." Watch our webinar on demand here or listen to the podcast here. We also have published a blog post, Ask the MD: Coronavirus and Parkinson’s, featuring world-renowned movement disorder specialist Dr. Susan Bressman of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, who shared what she is telling her own patients about COVID-19.

Our staff continues to work with urgency and determination to move our programs forward and we are confident that progress in Parkinson’s research will continue. As always, thank you for your support.

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