Parsons Foundation Reinforces Commitment to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Fall Center receives generous funding from Parsons family.The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation recently gifted $1 million to Barrow Neurological Foundation in continued support of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center—the nation’s most comprehensive center for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The gift underscores the foundation’s commitment to improving care for patients treated at the Phoenix facility, as well as advancing research and education to benefit the medical community worldwide.

The recent gift, announced at Celebrity Fight Night XXII, brings the foundation’s cumulative total to more than $5 million in support of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

The center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali with founding director Abraham Lieberman, MD, and support from Celebrity Fight Night. The Parsons have worked closely with Dr. Lieberman in recent years to transform the future of Parkinson’s and movement disorders, establishing The Bob & Renee Parsons Fall Prevention Center at Barrow through an initial $1 million grant in 2014.