About the Davis Phinney Foundation

Inspired. That’s how people who come in contact with the Davis Phinney Foundation describe their experience – whether it be from the information we provide, the research and programs we support, or the Moments of Victory® we help people to celebrate.

While it’s critical to find a cure for Parkinson’s, we feel strongly that people living with this disease also need information and tools to live well today. To support this mission, the Davis Phinney Foundation sponsors programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today.  Our initiatives, including The Victory Summit® symposia series, the Every Victory Counts® manual for living well, the Living Well ChallengeTM educational webinar and the Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials DVD benefit Parkinson’s patients, their families and caregivers throughout the United States. Each year, we fund innovative research aimed at identifying factors, including exercise and other behaviors, that have a measurable, positive impact on quality of life.

Essential Tool for Living Well Today

EVC frontcover shdw200 HomeUnique in the world of Parkinson’s resources, the Every Victory Counts® self-care manual gives people living with Parkinson’s – and their caregivers and family members – the tools they need to take control of their own Parkinson’s treatment through a proactive approach to self-care. It features contributions from leading movement disorder experts from respected institutions across the country. More than 50 people with Parkinson’s share their personal insights and experiences. Order your FREE copy today.


Upcoming Events

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Upstate SC

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014,  join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our South Carolina partners for the centerpiece event of the weekend: The Victory Summit® symposium. This national educational event is a moving day of information and inspiration, featuring dynamic presentations from leading movement disorder neurologists and therapists from across the country. It’s an upbeat, fast-paced event of community and connection, filled with laughter and conversation. You will leave feeling motivated and armed with tools to help you be more involved in your own treatment and to improve your quality of life. As one attendee said, “I left this event with the knowledge and hope of how to live well with my Parkinson’s.”
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Featuring nationally recognized researchers, clinicians and physical therapists in movement disorders field, The Victory Summit® symposia deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today. The Victory Summit is free for people with Parkinson’s, their family and care partners, but you must register to attend. Click the buttons for more information or to register for upcoming events.

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Asleep Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s Disease

with David VanSickle, MD, PhD


David VanSickle, MD, PhD is one of a small but growing number of neurosurgeons in the US who is performing Asleep DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. VanSickle takes viewers into the operating room, where he discusses the history and application of DBS as a surgical therapy and shows some of the technology that assists doctors before, during and after surgery, as well as the components that are implanted in the body. Both asleep and awake DBS techniques are discussed, with emphasis on the potential advantages afforded by the new asleep approach.

The Living Well Challenge™ webinar is a free, online educational series featuring movement disorder experts on topics of interest to people affected by Parkinson’s disease. Videos are available for viewing on demand, 24/7 so that you can learn your way, on your time. Need a motivational boost or new ideas? Want to learn more about the latest developments in Parkinson’s? Then check out the Living Well Challenge webinar!

Support Us


logo-IPES-2014 The Davis Phinney Foundation and Move4Parkinson’s invite people living with Parkinson’s, their families and care partners to join us for a unique, event in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, October 3, 2014. The International Parkinson’s Empowerment Summit 2014 will be a full day of learning, moving, singing and more will provide participants with the opportunity to meet others facing challenges similar to their own and to learn a range of techniques for effective self-management of Parkinson’s. Learn more.

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