What’s Coming Next Month: May 2021

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Join us in May for live webinars on a wide variety of topics, including racism and Parkinson’s, pregnancy and contraception for people with Parkinson’s, and how light and nature can help you live well today. Also, back by popular demand is a workshop led by Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador Lorraine Wilson, in which she will show you how easy and beneficial creativity can be. And, as the weather gets warmer and we turn to the outdoors for exercise and play, be sure to check out one of our many Team DPF events that will inspire you to move and support others living with Parkinson’s in the process.


Care Partner Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm GMT)
During our Care Partner Monthly Meetup, Connie Carpenter Phinney, care partner to her husband and our founder, Davis Phinney, holds space to discuss the concerns, challenges, and questions that many Parkinson’s care partners have today. To register for the meetup, click here.

YOPD Women: Contraception, Pregnancy, and Parkinson’s
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
12 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm GMT)
In this month’s YOPD Women’s Council, our council members will be talking about the added challenges for women living with Parkinson’s as it relates to contraception and pregnancy. 

YOPD Council: Sleep, Light, Nature, and Parkinson’s
Thursday, May 20, 2021
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time (12pm PDT, 2pm CDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT)
The human body was built to work in partnership with the sun. Its light can transform our moods, focus, sleep, energy levels, immune systems, bone density, and mental health. As a result, spending time in the sun can be particularly beneficial to people living with Parkinson’s who experience symptoms like depression, apathy, poor sleep, pain, and fatigue. During this session, our YOPD Council leaders will talk about the many ways sun and natural light help them live well with Parkinson’s. To register, click here.

Sketching For Joy Workshop with Lorraine Wilson
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12pm – 2 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm GMT)
Evidence has shown that engaging in creative pursuits has the potential to decrease anxiety, stress, and mood disturbances and improve psychological and physical well-being. Therefore, in this two-hour sketching workshop, the healing power of the arts will come front and center. You will learn how to sketch, tools to help you deal with difficult emotions, ways you can use sketching to rewrite your stories, and the power of celebrating and sharing your sketching victories. No prior “artistic” experience required. This is a session of play and discovery and all are welcome. To register, click here

Health Disparities and Parkinson’s: Structural Racism and Oppression
Thursday, May 27, 2021
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time (12 pm PDT, 2 pm CDT, 3 pm EDT, 7 pm GMT)
Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more. In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH, will discuss how these systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s. To register, click here.


Team DPF is our grassroots fundraising community made up of individuals who have a passion for helping improve quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s. There are many ways you can be a part of Team DPF, and to be sure you stay in-the-know about events and fundraisers, you can sign up for the Team DPF newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
May 28-30, 2021
Durango, CO
The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is the beloved beat-the-train ride in Durango. Your participation in Team DPF at Iron Horse supports exercise classes for the local Durango Parkinson’s community in partnership with Parkinson Association of the Rockies. Help us make a difference! Learn more and register here.

Every Victory Counts Challenge
uly 2021
The Davis Phinney Foundation and Team DPF present the second annual Every Victory Counts Challenge. Move anyWAY you want anyWHERE you want in a movement challenge that you create. Walk a mile a day. Bike 500 miles. Dance, practice yoga, or play. Whatever your challenge, you’ll join a group of passionate people celebrating the importance of movement and exercise to living well with Parkinson’s. Registration opens May 3. Click here to learn more.

Ride the Rockies
June 12-18, 2021
Colorado Rockies, USA
The 2021 route rolls along the banks of the Animas River, winds through Southern Ute Tribal Land, climbs the Uncompahgre Plateau, and ventures deep (and high) into the San Juan Mountains. There is no doubt that this will truly be the bike ride of a lifetime. Join the Team here.

Tour de Victory Cycling Challenge
July 10, 2021
Boulder, CO
Join Team DPF for the Tour de Victory Cycling Challenge on the beautiful country roads of Boulder, Colorado, this summer and support the Davis Phinney Foundation. This beloved Front Range ride, featuring 50K and 100K route options, starts and ends at Gunbarrel Brewing Company. For more information, click here.

Roll Massif Copper Triangle
August 7, 2021
Copper Mountain, CO
This road sportive is graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads, and three climbs over 10,000 feet. The 79-mile loop crests three Colorado mountain passes: Fremont Pass (Elev. 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (Elev. 10,424’), and Vail Pass (Elev. 10,662’) for a total elevation gain of 6,500 feet. To sign up, click here.


Our Every Victory Counts® manual is packed with up-to-date information about everything Parkinson’s, plus an expanded worksheets and resources section to help you put what you’ve learned into action. Request your free copy of the Every Victory Counts manual by clicking the button below.

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Thank you to our 2021 Peak Partners, Adamas, Amneal, Kyowa Kirin, and Sunovion, as well as our Every Victory Counts Gold Sponsor AbbVie Grants, Silver Sponsor Lundbeck, and Bronze Sponsors Supernus and Theravance for helping us provide the Every Victory Counts manual to our community for free.

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