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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To Cure Parkinson's…” Took Place Saturday, November 21st

A benefit evening for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Hosted by Denis Leary with a Musical Performance by Gregg Allman


What: A benefit evening of comedy and music to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The evening featured a selection of crowd favorites from musical legend Gregg Allman who was joined by Steven Tyler, Elvis Costello, & John Popper. The crowd was also entertained by comedians Denis Leary and The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle. Around 900 guests including Michael’s friends from the worlds of television and film joined New York’s business, social and financial leaders to raise $4.3 million for Parkinson’s research.


Who: Host Committee members Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, NBA star Brian Grant, Ryan Reynolds, and Helen & Martin Scorsese.

Guests included Roger Daltry, John McEnroe, Rachael Ray, and others.


Where: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City


When: Saturday, November 21, 2009


The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the development of better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. MJFF has funded nearly $160 million in research to date. To learn more, visit


Katrina Kahl, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, / 212-509-0995 ext. 276

Lisa Kussell, BWR Public Relations, / 212-907-3930

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