Michael J. Fox was a hit at 89th Annual Academy Awards and the Parkinson’s community took notice.

Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991, presented the award for Best Editing with actor Seth Rogen.

The appearance brought a new focus to the plight of those who have Parkinson’s Disease, a chronic and progressive neurological condition that affects movement and muscle control, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation website, www.

“Michael J Fox continuing to be on stage is important for Parkinson’s and all other debilitating diseases. It must be tremendously difficult!” tweeted viewer Amy Schinner.

Fox looked good on stage, said Bob Benjamin, the founder of the Light of Day festival, which raises funds in the fight against Parkinson’s each January in Asbury Park.

The fest often features an appearance by Bruce Springsteen and Fox performed at the fest in 2003.

Benjamin is hopeful that the appearance will raise public awareness about the plight of Parkinson’s sufferers.