Ali

Leadership spotlight: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Founder
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
thebarrow.org

In 1997, the former heavyweight boxing champion teamed up with philanthropist Jimmy Walker and Dr. Abraham Lieberman to combine clinical and research expertise with community support and emotional care and create the MAPC, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and an outstanding resource for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Best advice to give: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”

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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.