Michael J. Fox, award-winning actor, author, and longtime Parkinson’s disease advocate who also established the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Courage at the annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, to take place on September 12th at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Debi Brooks, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of the Foundation will be receiving the award on Michael’s behalf. Music icon Michael Lang, best known for co-creating and producing the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for using music to spread a universal message of unity and peace. Olympic swimming gold medalist Mark Tewksbury, will receive the Gender Equality Award for his ongoing fight for justice, fair play, and equal rights. Amy Hehre, CEO and Founder of OVI Children’s Hospital in Kenya, will receive the Global Citizenship Award for providing orphans across Sub-Saharan Africa with medical assistance and other essential support. Dr. Mark Lynn, owner and operator of over 90 Visionworks in the region and President of Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, will receive the Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award for his philanthropy, civic engagement, and ongoing support of his community. Negin Farsad, writer, director, actor, and social justice comedian will be the Host for the awards.
This year’s theme will be Courage.
See this year's Six Core Principle Awardees, Complete List of Presenters, and How to purchase tickets in the full press release HERE.