Eight years ago, Colorado Gives was brand new—just a cool idea to highlight and magnify the fabulous work our local nonprofits do each year. Then, generous people stepped in, and that cool idea began to spread in extraordinary ways.
Today, on #ColoradoGivesDay, people from Colorado will give their time, money and voices to support the organizations they love, including the Davis Phinney Foundation.
So, in honor of this local day of giving, we’d like to say a huge thank you to a few (we have so many!) of our Colorado community members who make giving their time, money and energy to their local Parkinson’s communities a priority.
Rich Wildau. Rich is a co-leader of the Boulder Parkinson’s Support Group, he’s part of our Ask the Parkinson’s Expert video series, he’s a regular at local Pedaling for Parkinson’s classes and is a Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador. Rich has impacted thousands of people living with Parkinson’s and we’re proud to call him a friend.
Tom Palizzi. Tom is, among other things, a fundraiser, cyclist, instructor for Pedaling for Parkinson’s and a Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador. He’s quick to offer his time and help and is always eager to help a fellow person with Parkinson’s out. We’re so grateful to have him in our community.
Coe London. Coe lives part-time in Oklahoma and the other part here in Boulder, CO. She’s been an active member of our community for years, is an avid fundraiser and is a new Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador. Coe’s remarkable generosity and commitment to helping others live well with Parkinson’s is one of the reasons we continue to do the work we do.
Dr. Kara Beasely. Dr. Beasley is a member of our Board of Directors and is one of the only dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world. Her work in the area of Deep Brain Stimulation and bioethics have made it possible for people in our local community and beyond to live well with Parkinson’s.
John Paul and Wendy Lederach. John Paul and Wendy bring a rockstar team together each year to ride Copper Triangle. They’re an integral part of our Victory Crew, Parkinson’s advocates and committed fundraisers. And this year their team raised $38k for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Their love of cycling, Colorado and the Parkinson’s community is truly inspiring.
Dylan. Dylan is 12 years old and is a seventh grader. She’s a dancer, avid swimmer, lover of volleyball and her dogs and dreams of attending UCLA. Dylan donates $10 a month to the Foundation and practices gratitude and giving back every chance she gets. Dylan is living proof that it takes all donors to get to the goal.
It is our honor to recognize these Parkinson’s supporters on Colorado Gives Day and express our gratitude for all they do for our Colorado Parkinson’s communities.
Whether you’re a member of our Colorado community or not, you can support us on our local day of giving – Colorado Gives Day – by donating here.