John McEnroe: “I know we’ll reach a future without Parkinson’s”

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 8 December 2015

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Tennis legend John McEnroe is one of the latest stars to join the Michael J Fox Foundation’s ‘unselfie’ campaign on social media

John McEnroe, former World No. 1 tennis player, has joined the ‘unselfie’ social media campaign with a written declaration stating: “I know we’ll reach a future without Parkinson’s”.

The ‘unselfie’ campaign, led by the Michael J Fox Foundation, encourages people to post an ‘unselfish’ portrait of themselves using the hashtag #unselfie and a message of why they support the cause to find a cure.

John McEnroe

Shared on the Michael J Fox Foundation Facebook page, the photo of the tennis star was just one of many messages backing the campaign to raise awareness.

McEnroe joined a host of other famous people, including American actor Denis Leary (below) who made it clear that the campaign is for each and every person living with Parkinson’s disease.

Denis Leary

Actress Julianna Margulies, who starred in the hit TV series ‘The Good Wife’, and her husband Keith Lieberthal wrote a message of hope: “Every day is one day closer to a cure!”

Actress Julianna Margulies and husband Keith Lieberthal

Of course, it wasn’t just celebrities getting in on the act. People from all walks of life showed their support for loved ones.

@bridgetlbrady posted this adorable picture to her Instagram feed. For this little one, “Dado is my best friend”.

Posted by Bridget Brady in Instgram

@amilkawayoflife on Instagram showed her support for “My family and all other families that are affected by Parkinson’s disease”.

from Amilkawayoflife on Instagram

@anasofiaguerro and extended family a posted a group photo on Instagram and wrote: “Because Parkinson’s disease took away 15 years of our grandmother’s life”.

@anasofiaguerro from Instagram

Becky Allen White posted this light-hearted message on behalf of a patient, expressing a simple desire we can all relate to, whatever our age or state of health: “More years of ice-cream”.

Becky Allen White

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