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Parsons Foundation gives $1 million to Barrow program

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The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has made a second $1 million gift to a breakthrough program at Barrow Neurological Institute that is working to reduce the incidence of falls among patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The gift will be invested in staff and more than $400,000 worth of equipment needed for… Read More →

Fight Night Auction Includes Trip to Space

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Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most impactful charity events, with XCOR Aerospace, announced today a new space flight experience onboard the XCOR® Lynx® to be auctioned off live, Saturday, April 12 at Celebrity Fight Night XX. This package, along with other items up for auction that night, will help raise money for charity… Read More →

Buble, De Niro and More at Celebrity Fight Night

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Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most impactful charity events held each year in honor of featured guest Muhammad Ali, will mark its 20th anniversary on Saturday, April 12 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Joining Ali for this special milestone will be memorable performances from Michael Bublé, The Band… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Muhammad Ali

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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… Read More →

Celebrity Fight Night raises $7.2 million

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On Saturday, March 23, 2013 stars and athletes from around the country converged on the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona for Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIX. The evening opened with the singing of the National Anthem by the Phoenix Boys Choir in which a rare Bald Eagle was released… Read More →

First Job: Sean Currie

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by in Events | Featured | Nonprofit | Sports

Sean Currie is the executive director of Celebrity Fight Night, an annual gala that raises money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) at Barrow Neurological Institute. What was your first job? I was a promotions ball boy for the Phoenix Pride, a Major Indoor Soccer League professional team. I was only 15 years old… Read More →

J-Lo will Perform at Celebrity Fight Night

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Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most significant charity events, announces that international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to perform at Celebrity Fight Night XIX on Saturday, March 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The primary beneficiary is the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is… Read More →

J-Lo will Perform at Celebrity Fight Night

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Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most significant charity events, announces that international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to perform at Celebrity Fight Night XIX on Saturday, March 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The primary beneficiary is the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is… Read More →

J-Lo will Perform at Celebrity Fight Night

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by in Business News | Events | Nonprofit

Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most significant charity events, announces that international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to perform at Celebrity Fight Night XIX on Saturday, March 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The primary beneficiary is the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is… Read More →

Celebrity Fight Night XVIII Raises $9 Million [PHOTOS]

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This past weekend, friends gathered and bars of “Happy Birthday” were sung by many, including actor Kevin Sorbo and Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort where celebrity guests gathered for a special event — Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday celebration and Celebrity Fight Night XVIII. “This is a great place and great… Read More →

Nonprofits And Corporations Continue To Work Together As The Economy Falters

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Ravaged by the effects of a devastating disease, boxing legend Muhammad Ali can still draw a crowd. Fans who remember the former heavyweight boxing champ in his prime as the handsome, graceful pugilist with the mile-a-minute mouth, still flock to catch a glimpse of this now frail man. That’s helped turn the annual Celebrity Fight… Read More →