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One organization fighting against Parkinson's disease is the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Michael J. Fox might be known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies, but he also started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which launched in 2000. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is one of the most aggressive organizations that is searching for a cure and is helping researchers develop new and improved therapies for Parkinson's patients. Unlike others, this organization is entirely patient-focused. The organization prides itself on taking risks, and most of their decisions are backed by a team of PhDs and business-savvy project managers.

While they focus their research on untreated symptoms, causes, and tools to further help patients, the Michael J. Fox Foundation's main priority is to find a way to alter the disease completely, helping patients restore their functions. 

On their website, you can donate to further their clinical trials, join clinical trials, and connect with patients who are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Photo source: Michael J Fox by Paul Hudson