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People StyleWatch, “Charity Finds”

March 2014

MJFF's Limited Edition Michael J. Fox Signature Tee is featured in the March issue of People StyleWatch’s “Charity Finds” section. Available for purchase on Shop Fox.

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USA TODAY, "Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Groups Team Up for Research"

February 5, 2014

Research into the similarities and differences between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases to move toward cures for both is the goal of an MJFF collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

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InStyle, “What’s NOW! Parties: The Michael J. Fox Foundation Gala”

February 2014

A recap of the Foundation’s 2014 star-studded benefit gala, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s, that brought together today’s most talented celebrities to help raise more than $5.5M for Parkinson’s research.

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The Life Science Report, “Sorting Through the Chaff: The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Tracey Mumford on the Quest to Cure Parkinson's Disease”

January 9, 2014

An interview with MJFF’s Senior Associate Director of Research Partnerships Tracey Mumford on how the Foundation strategizes research priorities and works with industry stakeholders to develop better treatments for patients.

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The “Today” Show, “How to Find a Charity for Giving”

December 10, 2013

The Michael J. Fox Foundation was featured as top charity for giving.

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Neurology Now, “Showing Up as Michael J. Fox”

December 5, 2013

A closer look at why researchers are studying a loss of sense of smell as a potential precursor of Parkinson’s disease.

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American Way, “The Power of Love”

December 2, 2013

Michael J. Fox discusses discuss his full-time return to television as well as the wide-ranging work of the Foundation: “If it’s important work on Parkinson’s, we’re doing it.”

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The Wall Street Journal, “Rocking the Waldorf, Marty McFly Style”

November 10, 2013

Marshall Heyman of The Wall Street Journal attended the Foundation’s 2013 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s benefit gala and reported it was “the best thing we've ever seen take place at the Waldorf-Astoria.”

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The Diane Rehm Show, "The Latest Research and Treatment Options for Parkinson's Disease"

October 24, 2013

MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, joins NINDS Director Story Landis, PhD, and Johns Hopkins Professor of Neurology Zoltan Mari, MD, on a panel discussing the role of the Foundation and the current state of Parkinson’s research.

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Practical Neurology, "Parkinson's Study Looks for Prodromal and Disease Progression"

October 22, 2013

PPMI investigators share an overview of their initiative searching for Parkinson's biomarkers and the state of the study.

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The New York Times, "The 3 Roles of Michael J. Fox"

October 21, 2013

Joe Nocera writes about the Foundation again as Michael returns to television and MJFF holds the seventh annual PD Therapeutics Conference.

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Financial Times, "Study Uses Sense of Smell to Help Fight Parkinson's"

October 18, 2013

The UK-based business news source speaks to MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, about the PPMI focus on smell loss and the need for clinical research volunteers.

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The Daily Beast, “What Michael J. Fox’s Return to TV Tells Us about the Power of Optimism”

September 26, 2013

Co-founder Debi Brooks authors an op-ed on how people with and without Parkinson’s can be “like Mike” and contribute to the cure through a variety of methods, including participating in a clinical research study.

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Scientific American, “A To-Do List for Parkinson’s Researchers”

September 25, 2013

CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, writes that Michael’s return to television is not cause to ease the pedal off Parkinson’s research and suggests some areas for focus.

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TODAY, “Michael J. Fox on Return to TV: 'I Never Really Went Anywhere’”

September 25, 2013

Foundation board member Willie Geist interviews Michael about his return to television and how he uses his celebrity in such a positive way.

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USA Today, “Michael J. Fox Still Pushing to Find Parkinson's Cure”

September 24, 2013

Members of our PD community—patients, Scientific Advisory Board members and our CEO—speak about the current state of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. The piece includes a sidebar on early signs of Parkinson’s disease.

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In Play with Jimmy Roberts, “Michael J. Fox Interview”

September 24, 2013

For his Golf Channel program, Jimmy Roberts sits down with Michael to talk golf and how the sport can be a metaphor for the game of life.

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Rolling Stone, “The Toughest Man on TV”

September 26, 2013

The evolution of our understanding of Parkinson’s and the role of the Foundation in accelerating research pathways makes it into this profile of Michael. Co-founder Debi Brooks is quoted, too.

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Good Housekeeping, “Back to His Future: Michael J. Fox Returns to TV”

October 2013

Michael is on the October cover and talks to the magazine about how his optimistic attitude plays a role in his return to television and about how the Foundation is working to find better Parkinson’s diagnostics and treatments.

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The Wall Street Journal, “Patients Share DNA for Cures”

September 17, 2013

Ron Winslow writes about the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative plans for expansion into studying biomarkers associated with mutations of the LRRK2 and alpha-synuclein genes.

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USA Today, “Researchers Take Step Toward Predicting Parkinson's”

August 26, 2013

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative published its first paper in JAMA Neurology and its findings caught the attention of USA Today reporter, Karen Weintraub.

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Forbes.com “Collaboration 2.0: What Does It Look Like?”

August 19, 2013

CEO, Todd Sherer, PhD, is a featured guest blogger on Forbes.com, explaining how the Foundation is forging new models of scientific collaboration to speed cures, and how it’s working so far.

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GEN, “Top 20 Grant-Giving Disease Foundations”

May 28, 2013

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - The Michael J. Fox Foundation ranks first and is highlighted as a “beacon of efficiently” among 20 nonprofit disease foundations that “help keep research alive.”

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AARP The Magazine, “Michael J. Fox Is Back With a New Show and Feelin' Alright After 20+ Years With Parkinson’s”

April 2013

Michael graces the cover of AARP and talks about family, his new show, and his optimistic outlook on life with Parkinson’s. The Foundation’s Debi Brooks and Todd Sherer are also quoted in the article.

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The Lancet, “NINDS boosts research for biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease”

March 2013

The Lancet recommends that the NIH Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program should aim to coordinate data collection methods with and validate findings from Foundation-led studies PPMI and BioFIND.

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Nature Medicine: Money Without Collaboration Won't Bring Cures

February 5, 2013

In an op-ed featured in the February issue of Nature Medicine, MJFF's CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, urges his peers in drug development to embrace the power of collaboration.

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Forbes, “Ten Lessons On Fighting Disease From Michael J. Fox”

December 17, 2012

Forbes’ Matthew Herper highlights Michael J. Fox’s comments from the first annual Forbes Healthcare Summit where Michael and Debi Brook were featured panelists.

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Fast Company, “Using Dating Site Algorithms to Fight Parkinson’s”

December 6, 2012

Fast Company calls Fox Trial Finder “one of the most ambitious attempts ever to fill medical research trials.”

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Golf Digest, “Game Changers: Golfers Who Give Back”

December 2012

As one of four celebrity covers for the December issue on “Game Changers: Golfers Who Give Back,” Michael J. Fox speaks on his positive outlook on taking up golf with PD and how Golf Digest readers, particularly men aged 50 and up, can get involved in clinical trials.

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The Lancet Neurology, “Hollywood Star Leads the Way in Parkinson’s Research”

November 2012

The Foundation’s PPMI study and Fox Trial Finder are featured in the November issue with Foundation leadership Todd Sherer and Sohini Chowdury.

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The New York Times, “Keeping Parkinson’s Disease a Secret”

July 9, 2012

In the article "Burden of Secrecy," patients discuss their diagnosis and disclosure of living with Parkinson’s; with mention to the Foundation’s search for a biomarker through the landmark PPMI study.

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PharmaVoice, “100 of the Most Inspiring People”

July/August 2012

Todd Sherer is featured as one of PharmaVoice’s “100 Most Inspiring People” in the industry under the “Commanders & Chiefs” category.

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Yahoo! News and ABC News "Newsmakers" series with Diane Sawyer

May 18, 2012

Michael J. Fox and Debi Brooks sat down with "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer for the Yahoo! News and ABC News "Newsmakers" series to talk about the work of The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the launch of Fox Trial Finder.

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The Economist, “All together now”

April 21, 2012

The Economist highlights the Foundation’s partnership with pharmaceutical company Sanofi to develop a treatment for PD cognitive impairment.

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The Wall Street Journal, “Services Match Patients with Clinical Trials”

April 24, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reported on the launch of Fox Trial Finder among emerging platforms to address a gap in clinical trials and volunteers.

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CNBC’s The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, “Michael J. Fox and Medical Philanthropy”

May 27, 2011

In an exclusive interview announcing the Brin Wojcicki Challenge, Michael J. Fox and Debi Brooks describe the model that made The Michael J. Fox Foundation the world's largest private funder of Parkinson's research.

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CNN.com, “Michael J. Fox speaks out on Parkinson’s”

September 30, 2010

As part of an exclusive announcement on the launch of PPMI, Michael J. Fox sits down with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about life with Parkinson’s disease.

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The New York Times, “Taking Science Personally” by Joe Nocera

November 10, 2008

New York Times’ writer Joe Nocera proclaims that The Michael J. Fox Foundation “…has managed to become, in its short seven-year life, the most credible voice on Parkinson’s research in the world.”

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