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Beaver Tail winner: Michael J. Fox

When it came to your pick for Beaver Tail, it seems there was little choice at all. Beloved Canadian actor, Michael J. Fox won by a significant margin, taking almost two-thirds of the vote.

Diagnosed with the debilitating Parkinson’s disease in 1990 when he was just 30 years old, Fox went public with his condition in 1998. Since then, the 51-year-old has been an advocate of Parkinson’s research and founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is devoted to finding a cure. Despite his disease,

Fox, who was born in Edmonton, Alta., has continued to work steadily, appearing on hit TV shows such as “The Good Wife,” “Rescue Me”, “Boston Legal” and “Spin City.” Refusing to slow down, the “Family Ties” star will return to TV with his own NBC series loosely based his own life.

Yahoo! readers were emphatic that Fox be the inaugural winner. Among your comments:

"Michael J. Fox is a national treasure and I have the deepest respect for him..." - SUTHERLAND

"He puts a face to Parkinson's, and being a public figure, he has courage to support research that should only benefit all suffering with Parkinson's." - Elizabeth Barter
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