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Michael J. Fox receives Order of Canada for the fight against Parkinson's

Canadian actor Michael J. Fox, star of the movie series "Back To The Future", was the country's highest decoration

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Canadian actor Michael J. Fox, star of the movie series "Back To The Future", on Friday received the Order of Canada, the country's highest decoration, in recognition of his fight against Parkinson's.

At the ceremony in Ottawa, Fox, 49, was named Officer of the Order of Canada, along with 13 others, for his crusade against the disease which bears since the early 1990s.

The actor, who was born in Edmonton and made a career in the United States several years ago established the Foundation Michael J. Fox for Parkinson's research, in order to combat the degenerative brain disease.

Speaking to the Canadian television network "CTV," Fox said "be recognized as a Canadian is the height of honor" and noted that over the past 10 years, he and his foundation raised $ 225 million to discover a cure for the disease .

Fox is also known for his participation in the American series "Faces & Caretas," for which she won three Emmys and a Golden Globe, and most recently "The Good Wife."

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