Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors share their story of meeting a fellow ambassador and the instant camaraderie that was shared.
Each month, we spotlight people in our community who have inspiring stories to tell. Today, we are happy to feature Paul Hines
Without addressing cultural context, accessibility barriers can keep people from living well practices to improve their quality of life.
I have come to learn one thing about dance: Dance = Sound + Movement. Whether that sound is Bach or The Beatles or Beat Poetry or the beat of a single drum and whether that movement is choreographed or organic or just a body walking down the street. If sounds encourage a body to move, that body is dancing. For me, dance has been the perfect companion to take me through my journey with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s permits you to rock your world. Parkinson’s is an invitation to change. Flip the script. Change the way you live your life. Find a movement you like, learn to love it, and permit yourself to take time for that movement every day.
Looking back at what I had written, it was a stream of consciousness, full of fear and guilt. It was therapeutic, cathartic, and became my first tool in my Parkinson's toolbox — one that played a pivotal role in where I was headed.
We hope these new ways of giving will inspire you to make a smart donation this year. Thank you for supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation in our mission to help people with Parkinson's live well TODAY.
Though it’s true that Parkinson’s took away some things I loved, it has gifted me much more than it has taken.
Each month, we spotlight people in our community who have inspiring stories to tell. Today, we are happy to feature Heather Cooper
Learn more about the team behind our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiative, including their recommendations for community leader resources.
Last summer, Mary Greenlaw-Meyer asked her younger sister Sarah if she wanted to take part in a month-long fitness challenge. Sarah was game, and thus began their first foray into Team DPF, Davis Phinney Foundation’s grassroots fundraising community, and the first-ever Every Victory Counts Challenge (EVCC). This summer, the Greenlaw sisters are back at it, and this year they’re making headlines as some of the event’s top fundraisers.