Americans for Cures Foundation Announces Michael J. Fox as Keynote Speaker at April Conference: Americans for Cures Foundation announces Michael J. Fox as keynote speaker at State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008, the leading conference for grassroots advocates who support stem cell research

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Americans for Cures Foundation (http://www.americansforcures.org) announces Michael J. Fox as a featured speaker at State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008, this year's leading conference for grassroots advocates supporting stem cell research. The conference will be held on April 12-13 at UCSF Mission Bay. Americans for Cures Foundation welcomes new and experienced advocates of all diseases and conditions to learn approaches that can further their advocacy for the facts and promise of stem cell research.

We are honored to have Michael J. Fox participate in this conference. The courage and determination with which he faces the challenges of living with Parkinson's disease are an inspiration to millions.

    The conference's featured speaker is Michael J. Fox, the actor and noted Parkinson's disease and stem cell research advocate. Mr. Fox joins other confirmed speakers including Robert N. Klein, Chair, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); Amy Comstock Rick, CEO, Parkinson's Action Network and President, Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research; and Bernard Siegel, founder and Executive Director of Genetics Policy Institute.

"Our founding charter was to support the implementation of Proposition 71," said Constance McKee and Amy Daly, Co-Executive Directors of Americans for Cures Foundation (A4CF). "Now we are reaching out nationally to Americans who are hungry for the facts, not the hype, about stem cell science. If we speak out together for cures, we can accelerate the pace at which hope becomes the reality of therapy."

Don C. Reed, sponsor of the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Act (California, 1999) and a Board member of A4CF, said, "We are honored to have Michael J. Fox participate in this conference. The courage and determination with which he faces the challenges of living with Parkinson's disease are an inspiration to millions."

Registration for the event is open at http://www.americansforcures.org. Advocates needing financial assistance may apply for a limited number of conference scholarships. For more information, including details on sponsorship opportunities for State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008, email inform@americansforcures.org .

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