The Michael J. Fox Foundation

non-profit organization in the USA

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease (PD) through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Established by actor Michael J. Fox in 2000,[1] the Foundation has since become the largest non-profit funder of Parkinson's disease research in the world, investing more than $1 billion in research funding to date.[2][3] In 2010, the Foundation launched the first large-scale clinical study on evolution biomarkers of the disease at a cost of $45 million over five years.[4] The organization hosts the Fox Trial Finder, which is a website for presenting clinical trials in Parkinson's disease clinical research.


  1. "Names in the News". Associated Press. March 18, 2000. "My immediate plans are to spend time with my family and hang out. I'll be busy launching my Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research," he said. "I wanted to call it PD Cure but I bounced it off a friend and she said 'Pedicure.'"
  2. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  3. Malkin, Marc (2021-10-18). "Michael J. Fox on Raising $1 Billion to Help Find Parkinson's Cure: 'I Won't Stop Until It Happens'". Variety. Retrieved 2022-01-11.
  4. "Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches $45M Parkinson Biomarker Initiative". 2012-09-28.[permanent dead link]

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