Michael J. Fox is literally at the helm of the fight against Parkinson's disease.
He leads the world largest donator to Parkinson's research, the Fox Foundation, which has donated over $300 million to research.
Not only has he been making strides looking into stem cells as a possible way to treat (and possibly cure) Parkinson's, he is doing very well himself.
A new regiment of drugs has really helped to cut down on his dyskinesia, all the random body jerks and movements.
So he's looking great and really helping Parkinson's research. All is well in Fox land.
Check out the video (above) to hear him talk about research, his life and his positive outlook.
We LOVE seeing adorable couples being adorable!
It's no different when we see Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan relaxing and enjoying the day with each other, hand-in-hand, on the beach!
They're on vacay in St. Barts — and it looks like the water is waaaaaarm!
MJF even went after a little crab that he saw after getting in some quality book reading! How relaxing!
Have fun, guys! Lookin' fab!
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Michael J. Fox joined forces with a host of comedians, musicians, filmmakers, actors and politicians on Saturday night to raise money for fighting Parkinson's disease.
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's…" combined music and comedy to raise $4.1 million for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research!
The evening at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York City was hosted by The Daily Show's John Oliver and featured comedian Mike Birbiglia with special guest Ricky Gervais!
Guests were also entertained by rapper Kid Cudi and special musical guest Joan Jet, who was able to lure Michael onto the stage for a rare Back To The Future moment where he shredded his guitar alongside the rock icon.
Sounds like a blast and we wish we were there!
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Doc is back!
Christopher Lloyd resumes his iconic role as Doc Brown for this HIGHlarious short film that promotes Nike's 2011 Nike MAG, a recreation of their shoe featured in Back to the Future II.
Nike is auctioning off 1500 pairs of the shoe to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. They don't power lace yet (check back in 2015), but it's still awesome to own a piece of film history, while supporting a great cause!
Although the auction started on September 8th, there are still 600 pairs left! Want yours? Click here to find out how to get them!
NBA star Kevin Durant co-stars along with Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader in the short. Do yourself a favor and check it out above!
Janet Jackson has had a tumultuous life — she has severe body issues ands a very distant father.
Said Jackson about her poor body image:
"I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn't feel attractive.There was a lot of pain in my life. But I did. I felt very unattractive."
"I still have issues with it. I don't bang my head up against the wall, but I still have those moments. And I think it'll probably continue but at least I know how to deal with it now. And I'm in a much better space."
To make it worse, Michael Jackson and her brotehrs used to call her names like “Horse, pig, cow, slaughter-hog." Janet’s father was emotionally distant from her, telling her to call him Joseph instead of dad.
Growing up in any household where there’s a family band is going to mess with you a little — we’re glad she made it out alright!!
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Believe it or not, Michael J. Fox has credited Parkinson’s for making him, “a better husband, father, and overall human being.”
After being diagnosed with the debilitating disease at 29, the Back to the Future star hit rock bottom, isolating himself from his wife and son, but was able to turn his life around. He says:
“Life delivered me a catastrophe, but I found a richness of soul. I owe it to Parkinson’s, no doubt about that.”
If everyone else was as positive as Michael J. Fox our world might be a better place, but we'll settle for taking comfort in knowing the iconic actor has found comfort in his life.
Click here to learn more about Parkinson's Disease.
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