Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Israel News

Muhammad Ali’s Other Fight

World champion boxer Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1982, and now his daughter, Rasheda Ali, has joined forces with an Israeli biotech firm that specializes in adult stem-cell research to find cures for neurodegenerative diseases.

The boxer's daughter signed on as a spokesperson for an Israeli stem-cell research firm

The younger Ali signed on as official spokeswoman and advisory board member for BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, which recently announced advancements in its search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

An outspoken advocate in raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about the neurological disorder, she is the author of the 2005 children’s book “I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall,” published by Merit Publishing International. The book provides families with guidance in discussing and understanding the disease.

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.