Michael J. Fox to speak at Sun Dome today

Actor Michael J. Fox will be at USF today in a discussion sponsored by the Democratic National Convention to promote support for stem cell research.

Fox announced he had Parkinson’s disease in 1998, seven years after he was diagnosed with the disease.

In 2000, he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is committed to spreading knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and encouraging the public to support the search for a cure.

Fox won three Golden Globes and an Emmy for his performance in the sitcom Spin City before the illness forced him to leave the show after its fourth season.

The event, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Corral, an extension of the USF Sun Dome, is free and open to the public.