Muhammad Ali and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland

 

Sir, – The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland is deeply saddened to hear of the death of the great Muhammad Ali.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. Muhammad Ali worked tirelessly as an activist and campaigner to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease.

He was made an honorary freeman of Ennis during his visit to Ireland in 2009, and he accepted the invitation to become the honorary president of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects 12,000 people in Ireland.

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland is a national organisation, with 16 branches throughout the country, providing a range of services, including education, support and advocacy.

The association and its membership offer our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and dedicated fans throughout the world. – Yours, etc,

PAULA GILMORE,

Chief Executive Officer,

Parkinson’s Association

of Ireland,

Carmichael House,

North Brunswick Street,

Dublin 7.