Actor Michael J. Fox brings Parkinson's to primetime

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Actor Michael J. Fox returns to NBC this fall and will bring Parkinson's Disease primetime, too.

Both Fox and his new TV character have the condition.

Fox has been an outspoken advocate for Parkinson's disease research and awareness since he went public with his diagnosis in 1998.

Dr. Paul Tuite with the U of M visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about putting a spotlight on the disease, along with local author and one of Tuite's patients, Jackie Hunt Christensen.

The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota has launched a new program to create "Parkinson-Friendly Communities" in areas throughout the state.

For more information about support and resources available to people in Minnesota living with Parkinson's, contact 763-545-1272 or visit www.parkinsonmn.org.

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