Muhammad Ali's daughter raises awareness of Parkinson's on visit to
28 May 2012 - update
Unfortunately the gala dinner event has been cancelled.
We will keep you posted if and when a new date is scheduled for
10 May 2012
On Monday 4 June 2012, Muhammad Ali's daughter, Rasheda Ali,
will attend a gala dinner event to
help raise awareness of Parkinson's.
Taking place in central Manchester, the evening will include an
auction and raffle to help raise vital funds for Parkinson's
Ali was the legend everybody knew him to be
Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's aged just 42. His
daughter, Rasheda, now travels all over the world to help improve
understanding of the condition and give encouragement and hope to
families living with Parkinson's.
"My purpose for travelling is to help local organisations raise
insight and funds for their programmes - and specifically to help
local families suffering with Parkinson's," she said.
Everyone who knows Muhammad Ali knows how facing the daily challenge of Parkinson's has been the other big fight of his life.
Steve Ford, our chief executive
Steve Ford, our chief executive, commented:
"Muhammad Ali is a sporting legend and much-loved in the UK.
Everyone who knows Muhammad Ali knows how facing the daily
challenge of Parkinson's has been the other big fight of his
We are grateful to Rasheda Ali and all the Ali family for their
support in the UK.
"Parkinson's UK is honoured to be chosen as the beneficiary of
"It is hugely important to make people aware of Parkinson's,
because we want everyone to know we are here to help and because we
are passionately committed to trying to raise money to support
everyone affected by Parkinson's."
A night to remember
The event is being held at The Sheridan Suite, in
Manchester. Tickets include entertainment and a 3 course meal
and are priced as follows:
- Standard tickets: £50 per person or £450 for a
table of 10
- VIP tickets: £75
- Tier 2 tickets: £25 - no food or
Former world boxing champion, Frank Bruno (Image: right,
copyright: Snowdon), will also be attending on the night and
speaking alongside Rasheda.
If you have any queries about the event or your tickets then
please contact Sports Corporation: