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Michael J. Fox Looks to a Future Without Parkinson's

On "Back to the Future" Day, the movie's star describes research into Parkinson's



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    File photo: Actor Michael J. Fox attends the Showtime and HBO VIP Pre-Fight Party for "Mayweather VS Pacquiao" at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    On "Back to the Future" Day, Michael J. Fox imagines a future without Parkinson's disease.

    The White House posted a letter from Fox on the state of research into Parkinson’s, which the star of the movie was diagnosed with in 1991.

    Fox says in the letter that his foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, is helping to speed toward a future in which doctors can treat, cure and even prevent brain diseases like Parkinson’s.

    “Call me an optimist, but I believe that by 2045 we’ll find the cures we seek — especially because of all the smart, passionate people working to make it happen," he wrote.

    The White House is hosting conversations with innovators throughout the day, he notes.

    Here is the "Back to the Future" Day page in full.