Choi will speak at Parkinson’s symposium

By on October 24, 2018

A day of inspiration and information will be presented Nov. 17 by Parkinson’s Circle of Care Alliance. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Emerald Foundation, 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.

Jimmy Choi, a true American Ninja Warrior, will be the featured speaker. He will talk about his battle with Parkinson’s disorder. Other informational speakers on topics concerning medical, financial and governmental programs. 

Choi, 41, was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s Disorder (PD) at 27. As the time passed, he gained weight and walked with a cane. After a bad fall, he decided to change his lifestyle and take back some control of his life. He is now an athlete who has run, cycled and swam in countless races and endurance events to help speed a cure by raising more than $250,000 to support Parkinson’s research. Jimmy Choi is also a husband, father, public speaker, and advocate. But many people know him as an athlete (Spartan races and marathons) and as a Ninja Warrior on the TV competition show. People of all abilities will value his uplifting and inspirational message.

“I don’t move like other runners, cyclists, and I certainly don’t move like other ninjas,” says Choi. “Yet I try to find ways to defy the odds presented to me. When one road is blocked, change your course. You will find a way.”

Vendors will also be on-site. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Parking is limited at site, additional parking available across the street. Parkinson’s Circle of Care Alliance is a one-year-old non-profit headquartered in Lititz, and started by Robert and Connie McKane. Their mission is to give those with Parkinson’s disorder and their caretakers help in awareness, education, encouragement and action to take control of and responsibility for their future.

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