Filming Starts on Cross-Country Tour Documentary Raising Awareness for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Across America tour and documentary will feature Jim Morgan and Scott Rider as they visit influential people, communities, and facilities that are vital to the Parkinson's community
BEAUFORT, S.C. - June 8, 2022 - PRLog -- The first leg of the Parkinson's Across America tour and documentary began with a kick-off party in Beaufort, SC on Saturday, June 4th. Between June 14-17, Jim Morgan and Scott Rider will make three more stops in the first leg of the tour in Sumter County, FL; Gainesville, FL; and Nashville, TN. While there will be a total of five segments of the tour with a total of 17 cities being visited across the country, the aim of this entire journey is to provide the world with an educational yet personal look into what life is like with Parkinson's disease.

The first stop of the tour in Beaufort, SC showcased how a community came together to raise awareness and funds for the Parkinson's Foundation through the Southern Living Adaptive Cottage. The second stop will happen on June 14th in the Villages community, Florida, the largest retirement community in the United States. The Parkinson's Across America team will visit with residents and their care partners to learn more about their community approach for people with Parkinson's disease. The following day, June 15th, they will be meeting with Dr. Michael S. Okun in Gainesville, FL to discuss deep brain stimulation (DBS) and his book Ending Parkinson's. Dr. Okun is the National Medical Advisor for the Parkinson's Foundation, Chair of Neurology and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease at the University of Florida Health, and holds the Adelaide Lackner Professorship in Neurology. Jim and Scott will end the first part of their tour at the Parkinson's Foundation Volunteer Leadership Summit in Nashville, Tennessee on June 16-17. As co-chairs of the first two Parkinson's Foundation Volunteer Summits, Jim and Scott will be speaking at this year's summit and doing 1-on-1 interviews with volunteer leaders to capture their stories. While in Nashville, they will also be meeting with Brent Peterson, former NHL hockey player and founder of the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's (PFP), to hear his story and how he leads PFP to raise awareness for and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's.

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