Continuing the fight against progressive diseases

Singer Andrea Bocelli sings from a stage at the Coliseum in Rome(March 2018) - Celebrity Fight Night Foundation recently made two gifts totaling more than half a million to Barrow Neurological Foundation in support of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Celebrity Fight Night has pledged over $1 million in support of these progressive diseases this year. The funds were raised during the fourth annual Celebrity Fight Night Italy experience in Rome.

The event, hosted by legendary singer Andrea Bocelli, invited guests on a week-long getaway to Rome, providing the perfect backdrop to celebrate the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, while raising money in his honor. Participants enjoyed special performances by Bocelli, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler, and David Foster in the world famous Colosseum.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is one of the nation’s most comprehensive centers for treating and researching Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. At the center, patients can see their physician, enter a clinical trial, participate in physical therapy, join an art or boxing class, and learn more about Parkinson’s — all in one location.

Similarly, the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow provides world-class, multidisciplinary care, offering hope for patients and family members whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The specialized team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, and psychiatrists strive to make a precise diagnosis of each patient’s cognitive impairment, allowing them to offer personalized treatment options to slow the progression and ease the burden of the disease.

Both programs combine innovative research with compassionate care to provide the latest treatments and achieve the best outcomes. These transformational gifts support Barrow’s commitment to continuously improve patient care, while expanding research efforts and clinical trials.