Every Victory Counts Challenge
Join us for a month of community, activity, and helping people with Parkinson’s live well today. Complete your challenge at a time, place, and pace that works for you.
This virtual event celebrates every victory, big and small, and highlights the importance of exercise to living well with Parkinson’s. Participants can create their own challenge for the month and choose to run, cycle, log walking miles, dance, box, swim, or any combination of activity to join in the virtual event. The event welcomes with open arms everyone from ultra-runners and cyclists to people who want extra motivation to walk around their block every day.
One Donation Challenge: June 28-30
Think of this first mini challenge as your warmup for the big event (and everyone knows, it’s important not to skip your warmup!) To complete this challenge, collect your first donation on your personal fundraising page before July 4th. It’s as simple as that.
My Motto Challenge: July 1-3
Grab your Every Victory Counts Challenge race bib and write your motto, words-to-live-by, or phrase that is meaningful to you and snap a photo of you and your bib. Post your photo in the Official Race Village or send to email@example.com to complete this challenge and earn the My Motto badge.
Spirit Week Challenge : July 4-10
Every day this week is a new opportunity to show your Team DPF spirit – wear your socks, your bib, or our colors – orange and light blue. Post a pic in the EVCC Village or send to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete this challenge and earn your Spirit Week badge.
Buddy Challenge: July 11-17
Grab a friend and invite them to run, walk, move with you! Snap a photo with your buddy and post it in the EVCC Village or send to email@example.com to complete this challenge and earn your Buddy badge.
Matching Challenge: July 18-24
This week is a challenge to each and every one of us to do our part to fundraise a collective total $10,000 in one week to earn a generous matching gift from a generous donor. This means every donation this week will be doubled! If someone gives $10, that becomes $20 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. $100 becomes $200. And…you get the idea.
Victory Arms Challenge : July 25-31
At the Davis Phinney Foundation we celebrate victories big and small and our favorite way to celebrate is by raising our arms up in that classic Davis Phinney fashion. So this week, raise your arms in victory for making it this far, being a part of our crew, and making every victory count with Team DPF! Snap a photo and post it in the EVCC Village or send to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete this challenge and earn your Victory Arms badge.
Highlights from the 2021 Event
“This was a new experience for me, and it turned out to be a great blessing and life direction changer. Participating gave me new confidence and strength that was greatly needed. Thank you for your support for the PD community and helping me realize that I can still live well and be active and strong and do hard things!”
“Not only does every victory count, but every story counts. Every story needs to be told. And every story needs to be listened to.”
“The Challenge was great in so many ways. An old friend of mine whose brother was recently diagnosed recruited her entire family to participate. She and her mom walked every day for the month – and her kids participated too. It was so cool to see her family embrace the challenge. I met some new friends in the ‘Race Village,’ I got up at 4:30 am to start a zoom with some of them and I ended up staying awake with them instead of going back to bed because the connection was so magical. I completed my fourth month of Amy Says Dance which was part of my goal.”
Team DPF is made up of individuals who have a passion for helping improve quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s. This community of fundraisers and advocates currently contributes over 35% of the Foundation’s total revenue each year. With many efforts, great and small, we make a bigger difference together than we ever could alone.