October 24, 2013

Michael Gossie

Leadership spotlight: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

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.’”