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Tie One On for the Cause
This Week's Cause: Davis Phinney Foundation For Parkinson's
The mission of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s (DPF) is to help people living with Parkinson’s to live well today. DPF is committed to supporting programs and research that deliver inspiration, information, and tools that will enable people living with. Parkinson’s to take more control in managing their disease.
DPF was founded in 2004 by Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist and cycling great, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000 at the age of 40. Today, Davis is a role model and an inspiration to the estimated 1.5 million Americans and estimated 10 million worldwide who are currently living with the disease.
Contributions can be made in the office of the Vice President for Student Services (110).
Every Victory Counts program, a manual and essential guide for living well with Parkinson’s. Unique in the world of Parkinson’s resources, the Every Victory Counts program informs and inspires people living with the disease – including caregivers and family members – to take control of their own Parkinson’s treatment through proactive self-care.
The Living Well Challenge is a free, educational webinar series featuring movement disorder experts speaking on topics of interest to people affected by Parkinson’s disease. New webisodes air bi-monthly on the Davis Phinney Foundation website.
Research funding of early-phase, innovative studies that focus on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect quality of life. Since our inception we have funded more than $1.2 million dollars in research at leading institutions, including Stanford, Boston University, Washington University, University of Colorado, University of Cincinnati and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.