Transcript for Michael J. Fox Opens Up About New Mission on 'GMA'
We'll talk about those. Mike is a man on a mission decades after being diagnosed with Parkinson's running a path-breaking foundation to fight it and acting in "The good wife." A look at years of big hits. I need to borrow your -- hover board? Michael J. Fox hoverboarded into history as time traveler Marty mcfly in "Back to the future." You built a time machine you're telling me out of a delorean. And he cemented his place in TV history with seven seasons on the '80s hit "Family ties". How do I look? Middle-aged. Reporter: He met his wife Tracy on set and have raised four great kids and while stars in "Spin city" fox revealed his private battle with Parkinson's disease. A chronic and Progressive neurological condition that has no known cure. Since 2000 the Michael J. Fox foundation funded $650 million in Parkinson's research and today Mike is here with a big announcement to help change even more lives. Big welcome to Michael J. Fox. Great to have you back here. This is great. Tell us about the shoes. The big announcement. They're amazing. Back in in "Back to the future 2," they were self-lacing and space age and funny how much modern shoes follow that pattern and looked like the mags but in 2011 Nike gave or put up 1500 pair for auction and it raised $10 million for the foundation. $10 million? To help research but these sneakers, people love them and "Back to the future." A perfect storm and big demand so now they're -- there's a lottery, $10, go online, to our foundation, website and get a $10 chance at them. For such a good cause. I'm lucky to serve on the board of the foundation with you and you guys have raised so much, $650 million for Parkinson's research and this is a pretty exciting time because you're on the cutting edge of a real revolution. It's great. The last -- the first year of the foundation we realized this was a huge not to untie and I was enthusiastic but major undertaking and to mix metaphors we're chumming out in the water. All different areas of research whether drug research or genetic research or whatever, what have you and now the big fish are starting to come up. Big drug companies following our lead on compounds we've targeted and we've had follow-on funding and will fund a pharmaceutical company to do initial research and derisk it for them and what happens they make breakthroughs and it's open. You're starting to learn a Mott more from people like you who have Parkinson's with wearable technology and can teach us so much. The technology is amazing. The watches and the devices that people can wear that track the disease 24/7. So you get a much more complete picture of a life with Parkinson's and the thing bit, everyone has their own version so what we're doing is through research is finding ways to attack whatever issue you may have and right now we have a one size fits all drug therapy and need to find other drugs that target specific versions of the disease that affect different people differently. And all of you at home can fund the research by entering the drawing for these. Do it on the Nike website, the foundation website. Also on our "Gma" website as well. The drawing ends October 11th. 100% go to the Michael J. Fox
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