Charlotte, NC (Vocus) June 23, 2010
Author and motivational speaker Richard London was lately interviewed on Clear Channel radio in Charlotte, NC about Parkinson?s disease and the Davis Phinney Foundation?s Victory Summit read excerpts below or listen here:
Mr. London conducts seminars to help individuals overcome obstacles and obtain objectives in their lives. He has a unique interest in advertising awareness of Parkinson?s illness since he was diagnosed with Parkinson?s in 2005. Richard was appointed the Volunteer Coordinator to represent the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas at the Victory Summit which was presented by the Davis Phinney Foundation and was held on June five, 2010 in Charlotte. A Handbook for Life, the title of Richard?s seminar and companion book, sponsored a table at the occasion.
In the radio interview London explained, ?Parkinson?s illness is a degenerative neurological illness that affects about 1 million Americans. More people have Parkinson?s illness than Numerous Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and ALS combined?, he stated.
?Absolutely everyone is affected differently by Parkinson?s illness?, he added. ?My personal focus is on staying positive and active in spite of my challenges. That?s why I have supported Davis Phinney and his organization.?
About Davis Phinney: Davis Phinney was an Olympic cyclist and 1984 bronze medal winner. He was the initial American to win a stage at the Tour de France. Immediately after two decades as a skilled cyclist, Mr. Phinney was diagnosed with Parkinson?s illness. The focus of his foundation is to promote study, PD awareness, and help people living with PD celebrate the every day victories in their lives.
About Richard London: Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson?s illness in 2005, but in retrospect believes he had symptoms seven to ten years earlier. Parkinson?s disease is not the only challenge that he has had to overcome. London has also endured nine surgeries from an automobile accident and is a six year survivor from prostate cancer. In spite of these challenges he is a profitable businessman, author, speaker, third degree black belt and has his commercial pilot?s license.
London conducts seminars and speaks often to groups about setting and achieving targets, and overcoming obstacles through his organization ?A Handbook for Life?. Mr. London will be a keynote speaker at the Southeastern Parkinson Illness Conference in Atlanta, October 15 ? 17, 2010. London presently resides in Charlotte, NC but was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in the Philadelphia/New Jersey region.
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