Muhammad Ali Has Moved On, but His Fight Against Parkinson's Continues

“After a long battle against Parkinson’s, Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3rd; however, his legacy remains -- his charitable work and strength with which he fought Parkinson’s will keep on inspiring those afflicted with Parkinson’s globally," said Armand Gilks and Nadeem Hussain in a joint statement on behalf of the board of directors and members of World Parkinson’s Program.

Muhammad Ali, the brilliant three-time heavyweight boxing champion and the world’s most famous Parkinson’s patient, not only supported many charities globally, but also inspired lives of those with Parkinson’s, said Shabbir Razakazee, the executive director and spokesperson for the World Parkinson’s Program. Razakazee also admired that Muhammad Ali fought Parkinson’s disease with the same conviction as he fought his rivals in and out of the ring.

After Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1984, and despite the progression of his condition, he remained committed to improving the lives of those struggling with Parkinson’s. He not only devoted much of his time to philanthropy, but also traveled to numerous countries to support various charities including Parkinson’s organizations. His extensive work in the developing nations, and his strong commitment earned him a Messenger of Peace award by United Nations in 1998. Ali’s mission will be continued by philanthropic organization such as World Parkinson’s Program, stated by World Parkinson’s Program.

About World Parkinson’s Program

World Parkinson’s Program (WPP) was founded in 2008 by a Canadian neurologist, Dr. A. Q. Rana and has mission to improve the lives of those afflicted with Parkinson’s around the world. World Parkinson’s Program is the only global organization which provides medications, walking aids, educational literature about Parkinson’s disease in more than 18 languages and other supportive services for the needy Parkinson’s patients around the world.

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Shabbir Razakazee,

Executive Director,

World Parkinson's Program

Source: World Parkinson's Program