Michael J. Fox, an actor and philanthropist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, won this year’s Elevate Prize Catalyst Award at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who interviewed Fox onstage at CGI, credited him with research advances in understanding Parkinson's. "I don’t think this work would have made the progress it has if Michael hadn’t been so open," she said.
Fox said that once he got support from his family after his diagnosis, he did not hesitate about going public with his diagnosis.