Julie Fitzgerald was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease in 2013. She serves as an Ambassador for The Davis Phinney Foundation. In 2019, Julie completed a pilgrimage hike with a group of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s advocates covering 120 miles in 9 days in the searing Sicilian heat. Julie could often be heard chanting, “Never, ever, ever, ever give up” which has become her mantra when it comes to Parkinson’s. She has written several guest blogs for the Davis Phinney Foundation and advocated for legislative changes at the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Parkinson’s Policy Forum held in Washington, DC. Julie lives in Austin Texas with her faithful Goldendoodle Hope.