The Foundation provides essential information, practical tools and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s and funds research closely aligned with our mission – improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. Our major program initiatives are:
The Victory Summit® symposia series brings together as many as 1,000 people in local communities for a day of inspiration and learning. Including presentations by internationally and nationally recognized researchers, clinicians, and physical therapists, The Victory Summit symposia deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today. Participation in TheVictory Summit is free, and the events are open to all members of the Parkinson’s community.
“The best gift you can give yourself and your future? Attend this conference, and bring a friend with Parkinson’s so you can support each other after you return home. Very positive, inspiring, fun and so many tips to improve your life.“
“This was one of the most positive and uplifting days on our 29-year journey with Parkinson’s. “
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 Every Victory Counts program has motivated me in a way that no other book or program has done.”
“The program manual is rich in the photos, smiles and human spirit throughout. It marks a new beginning for sufferers of PD – we are all so much stronger because of your book. I am celebrating this book as a victory.”
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.
Recent funding of a trial exploring the benefits of stationary cycling and the potential of forced intensity exercise to slow disease progression has been provided to Dr Jay Albers of Clevelend Clinic and Dr. Bas Bloem of UMC St, Radboud, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.