Michael J. Fox's Real Family Ties
11/14/2011 AT 03:45 PM EST
At the event with the actor, 50, and his wife, Tracy Pollan, were their children: Sam, 22, and twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 16.
"It's been an amazing ride," Fox, who refuses to let Parkinson's define him, said of his work with the foundation. "It took me a while to get that life is filled with wonderful possibilities, and when I did, it just exploded, so many good things started to happen."
The benefit also drew some all-star supporters, including Fox's recent Good Wife costars Julianna Marguiles, Matt Czuchry and Archie Panjabi, as well as husband and wife John Cusimano and Rachael Ray, and the comedians John Oliver and Ricky Gervais.
Said Pollan, 51: "There's no way we could have looked forward 10 years ago and seen where we are" today.