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The first awardee was a biopharmaceutical company in San Diego, Ceregene, Inc., who received $2.5 million for a clinical study in gene therapy. The other $2.1 million went to a collaborative project between Biovail Laboratories International SRL and MedGenesis Therapeutix, Inc. in Victoria, British Columbia.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and has been a champion for a cure ever since.
It's hard to believe there was a time when Michael J. Fox not only couldn't donate $4.6 million, but when he ate generic boxed food to save money. Here's a video of Michael talking about his lean years on his way to becoming a TV star.
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