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Michael J. Fox Foundation gets matching grant from Google’s Brin

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is matching donations up to 50 million made to the Michael J Fox Foundation through 2012. (Paul Sakuma/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In conjunction with the Nike announcement, the foundation also revealed that Google founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki will match donations made to the foundation, up to $50 million, through 2012.

That includes any money made from auctions of the shoes, which are now available at eBay until Sept. 18. The shoes don’t have the power-lacing features of the shoes from the movie, but they do light up with a pinch to the high-top.

The shoes are not actually recommended to be worn, according to the auction site, and are all size 10.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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