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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Las Vegas

Saturday, February 7, 2015

On Saturday, February 7, 2015,  join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our Las Vegas 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.”

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.

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Parkinson’s Research Update: Marching Upward and Onward

with Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed


Parkinson’s is a complex disorder. While there are many unknowns surrounding the disease, current research is aiming to understand disease mechanisms better and translate that into new treatments. Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX discusses the state of Parkinson’s research and what that means for future treatments. She explains the importance of biomarkers in research, as well as their role in identifying Parkinson’s in the earlier stages of disease progression. She also shares an overview of treatments for the disease that do not necessarily involve dopamine. By modulating the dopamine system using different chemicals, complications from current Parkinson’s treatments may be minimized. Additionally, Dr. Jimenez-Shahed explains the efficacy of up-and-coming drugs for Parkinson’s treatment, many of which have promising results in clinical and animal trials.

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


BesptltThe Davis Phinney Foundation is all about challenging the status quo. We’re changing what it means to live with Parkinson’s by moving people to action. We create tools and resources and connect people to information that enables them to improve their quality of life. But we’ve never done it alone.The moment you connected with us, you became part of the Tribe. Together, we’re proving every day, in so many ways, that it is possible for people with Parkinson’s to live well today. Together, we’re changing what it means to live with Parkinson’s. Together, we can make every victory count. Please Be Generous and make a donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation today. Simply call us at 1-866-358-0285, or donate online today.

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