RIT welcomed actor, director and author Michael J. Fox as this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker Oct. 15, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Fox added to the many events of RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. Fox starred in the TV series Family Ties and Spin City, as well as the Back to the Future trilogy, Teen Wolf and The American President. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29, Fox has also become an advocate for increased research funding and awareness for Parkinson’s disease through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.