Governor Doyle: Announces Visit By Michael J. Fox

Ethnie Groves, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2156

Will Tour Waisman Center, Urge Support for Biotechnology Initiative
and Proposed Institute for Discovery

Governor Doyle today announced that Michael J. Fox will join
him in a tour of the Waisman Center in Madison on Tuesday, February 1, 2005.
Following the tour, Governor Doyle and Fox will hold a media availability to
discuss the Waisman Center as well as the Governor’s Biotechnology and Stem
Cell Research Initiative.

“I am honored to welcome Michael J. Fox to Wisconsin,”
Governor Doyle said. “He is a person of courage and commitment, who has not
only inspired America but called on us to act. In Wisconsin, we’re at the
forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like
Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential.”

“Governor Doyle’s $750 million proposal for a public and
private investment in biotech and stem cell research builds on the state’s
reputation as a leader in medical research,” Fox said. “It is good news not
only for Wisconsin, but also for those of us who believe in the great
potential of this research.”

The Governor and Fox will tour the Waisman Center, visiting
a science lab, a bio-manufacturing facility, and a brain imaging facility.
They will also have lunch with scientists from the University of Wisconsin
and the Waisman Center.

At 1:30 p.m., the Governor, Fox, and Chancellor John Wiley
will hold a media availability at the Waisman Center, 2nd Floor Conference
Center (Room T216).

More information about the Governor’s initiative is
available at