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 video 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

Every Victory CountsUnique 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. The Every Victory Counts manual is available free of charge, in softcover print edition and as a digital download for your eReader device. The choice is yours; both versions are easy to carry with you to your health care appointments, to support groups or when traveling. Order your FREE copy today.
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Upcoming Events

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Des Moines

Friday, June 5, 2015

On Friday, June 5, 2015,  join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our regional partners for 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.

Please check back often for updates. Other cities to be announced.


The Living Well Challenge

Managing Parkinson’s with the Mind of a Dancer

with Dr. David Leventhal

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David Leventhal is a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a collaborative program of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 100 communities in 11 countries. He leads classes for people with Parkinson’s around the world and trains other teachers in the Dance for PD approach. In this Living Well Challenge webisode, Leventhal discusses the benefits of “Managing Parkinson’s with the Mind of a Dancer” and invites viewers to experience the liberation and attitude shift that coincides with shedding the label “Person with Parkinson’s” and adopting the new identity of “dancer.” He further details how thinking and moving like a dancer logically applies to many aspects of living with Parkinson’s.


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!