Last Saturday, I had the privilege to attend and share some of what I have learned in my living with Parkinson’s disease for over 25 years. The Davis Phinney Foundation’s Victory Summit in Richmond, Virginia brought together 500 or more people with Parkinson’s disease, their carepartners, and medical experts from around the nation to discuss research and how to live better with this illness. The Event, both inspiring and educational, felt more like a close-knit family and less of a conference event. Having attended many Parkinson’s related events over my many years with this disease, I can tell you that the Phinney Victory Summit is a truly empowering and uplifting experience that educates and inspires its’ attendees. I highly suggest that if you or someone you love has Parkinson’s, that you look into coming to the next one.
The next Summit is in Pittsburgh on September 15, 2012. For more information, go to www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.