Davis Phinney is an esteemed American cyclist and Olympic bronze medalist. Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Phinney was a familiar face on the podium, racking up 328 victories (a US record) before his retirement from professional cycling. Diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease in 2000 at age 40, he went on to establish the non-profit Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, USA. This biographical short, featuring appearances by Connie Carpenter, Taylor Phinney and Kelsey Phinney, chronicles Davis’ professional career, Parkinson’s diagnosis, and transition from athlete to advocate and inspirational role model.
Since 2004, the Davis Phinney Foundation has brought to life some of the most important programs, research, content, and events for those affected by Parkinson’s. Our community includes people living with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s care partners, families and friends of those living with Parkinson’s, physicians, and Parkinson’s allied health professionals. Until there is a cure for Parkinson’s, we’ll continue to lead the way in quality of life resources by bringing innovative programs and research to life. We provide information, inspiration, and tools to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.