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    Governors Awards, "Michael J. Fox Receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award"

    MJFF and our worldwide Parkinson’s community congratulate our intrepid founder on his Oscar statuette, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his tireless work toward a cure. Michael accepted the honor at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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    The Athletic, "NFL Alum and TV Host Akbar Gbajabiamila Talks about Using His Platforms to Help Parkinson's Research"

    NFL alum, TV host and MJFF Board member Akbar Gbajabiamila opens up to The Athletic about his own risk for Parkinson's disease, getting involved in research and his efforts to mobilize people of all backgrounds to participate in the Foundation's landmark study, the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). 

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    Good Morning America, "New research reveals sleep disorder may be linked to Parkinson's"

    Exploring the connection between acting out dreams and Parkinson's, ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Will Reeve sat down with MJFF senior vice president of medical communications Rachel Dolhun, MD, and Patient Council member Gary Rafaloff. 

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    People en Espanol, "Renowned producer Sebastian Krys went from collecting Grammys to fighting Parkinson's"

    Breaking language barriers on and off-stage, MJFF Patient Council member and 19-time Grammy Award-winning producer Sebastian Krys discussed his Parkinson’s journey and ongoing commitment to raising Parkinson’s awareness in the Hispanic/Latino community with MJFF in the March 2022 Issue of People en Español.

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    STAT, “Apple Watches Can Help Track Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms”

    MJFF Patient Council member Claudia Revilla provides commentary on an Apple-funded smartwatch study measuring Parkinson’s symptoms and how it could transform patient-clinician communication.

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    Parkinson’s News Today, “Q&A with Deborah W. Brooks, Executive Vice Chair of Fox Foundation”

    MJFF Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Debi Brooks shares the Foundation’s research progress over 20 years and what lies ahead.

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    The New York Times, “When It Comes to Living with Uncertainty, Michael J. Fox is a Pro”

    The New York Times covers MJFF Founder and best-selling author Michael J. Fox on how three decades of living with Parkinson’s and recent health setbacks (unrelated to the disease) had him reflecting on the big questions about life, illness and aging.

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    MedPage Today, “Telehealth and Parkinson’s — Looking Beyond the Pandemic”

    MJFF has long advocated for the value of telehealth in Parkinson’s care. MJFF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Ted Thompson, JD, speaks about the need for Medicare to provide this benefit beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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