Campus Spotlight

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Oct. 16, 2011
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

RIT presented actor, director and author Michael J. Fox with a hockey jersey at the conclusion of his talk as the Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend’s Horton Distinguished Speaker. Fox spoke to a sell-out crowd Oct. 15 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. He 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. The jersey gift was fitting, as Fox played hockey growing up in Canada.

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