A Summit For ALL

This national in-person summit will gather community + support group leaders and allies from around the country, convening prospective leaders, newbies, and veterans to connect, collaborate, and embrace the magic that happens when we come together to learn.  

For the past two years, we have been summiting a mountain and, now, we are at the peak: the precipice of a new world. After two years of isolation, we’re peering over the edge toward the horizon and we know: we need new solutions and fresh perspectives on how to support our communities. It’s time to reimagine and embrace joy, to gain the tools and practices to stoke its flames in spite of a disease.

As a support group leader, your service ripples out into your community, impacting thousands. This summit is your chance to connect with peers in a camp-like atmosphere, inviting in play and curiosity as the fertile grounds for learning and growth.


Who Should Attend

ALL are welcomed, from ALL organizations and all communities. We’re better when we’re ALL IN together!

You should join us if you are a:

  • Existing community + support group leader
  • New or prospective support group leader
  • Social worker
  • Group leader such as
    • exercise group leader
    • allied health professional
    • partner nonprofit organization staff and volunteer
    • PMD Alliance Ambassador

What's In It for YOU

Connect and collaborate with peers from across the country after two years apart

Learn from the preeminent voices on intentional gathering and community engagement

Gain practical tools to cultivate joy with your group members

Share your work and mission with a national network of PD-passionistas

Feel reinvigorated to step up and contribute

Cultivate a sense of meaning through service

Experience unique breakout sessions that speak to your passions

It’s unlike any other summit:
ALL are welcomed, from ALL organizations and all communities

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I worked — and behold, service was joy.”


– Indian Poet & Philosopher Rabindranath Tagore

Our Keynote Speakers

Jimmy Choi
Featured ALL IN!™ Speaker
Jimmy Choi

Ultramarathoner. Five-time American Ninja Warrior competitor. Two-time world record holder. These are just a few of the titles that Jimmy Choi, a 47-year-old father from Bolingbrook, Illinois, has earned. While he’s proud of these accomplishments, what he’s most proud of is the fact that he’s been able to do this all with Parkinson’s disease.

Cherryl Choi
Featured ALL IN!™ Speaker
Cherryl Choi

Cherryl Choi is a supply chain consultant and a Team Fox member, continuing to work full time and be a full-time mom to her two kids. This role has strengthened her relationship with Jimmy throughout their 20+ years of marriage as they manage the daily challenges of his Parkinson’s symptoms.

Robert Cochrane
Featured ALL IN!™ Speaker
Robert Cochrane

Robert is a PhD student at UNLV in the Integrated Health Sciences department studying the effect of improvisation on Parkinson’s disease. He has created two programs to improve quality of life measures for people with and affected by PD: Yes, And…eXercise! and Day One: PD Superheroes.

David Leventhal
Featured ALL IN!™ Speaker
David Leventhal

David is Program Director and one of the founding teachers of MMDG’s Dance for PD® program, which offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s throughout New York City, fosters similar classes in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world, and presents acclaimed training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD® classes.

Cynthia Fox
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Dr. Cynthia Fox

Cynthia Fox, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an expert on rehabilitation and neuroplasticity and the role of exercise in the improvement of function consequent to neural injury and disease. Dr. Fox is a world leader in administration of LSVT LOUD speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease.

Larry Gifford
Featured ALL IN!™ Speaker
Larry Gifford

Larry Gifford is co-founder of PD Avengers and hosts the podcast 'When Life Gives You Parkinson’s' which details his journey with the disease as a guy in his mid-40’s with a family and a career. He was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in August 2017.

Bradley McDaniels
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Dr. Bradley McDaniels

Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC is an Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation and Health Services department of the College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Research, and Policy.

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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.


– Elizabeth Andrew

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Join us in our mission to recover, heal, re-envision, and thrive.

We’re ALL IN for the movement disorders community. Are you?