What’s Coming Next Month: August 2021

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Join us in August for a conversation about dementia with Dr. Rodolfo Savica, inspiration from our YOPD Council, support from our Care Partner Meetup, a Team DPF event in Colorado, and more!


Care Partner Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, August 3
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.

Dementia and Later-Onset Parkinson’s with Dr. Rodolfo Savica
Tuesday, August 17
12 pm Mountain Daylight Time
(11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm GMT)
Approximately 50-60% of people living with Parkinson’s experience varying levels of Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), a term used for dementia that develops after several or many years of living with Parkinson’s. In nearly all cases of Parkinson’s, people experience motor symptoms in the early stages; some may also have mild changes in cognition at diagnosis. Over time, though, non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s may get so problematic that they are much more debilitating than motor symptoms ever are. Not all people with Parkinson’s will develop dementia, but for those who do, it can be a very difficult symptom to live with. In this webinar, Dr. Rodolfo Savica from the Mayo Clinic will share his expertise from over two decades of experience working with people with dementia. To register for the webinar, click here.

YOPD Council: Young Onset Parkinson’s Q & A
Thursday, August 19
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time (12pm PDT, 2pm CDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT)
During this session, our YOPD Council leaders will be answering YOUR questions. Join us live to have your voices heard and your most pressing YOPD questions answered. To register, click here.

Parkinson’s OFF: What It Is and How to Manage It with Dr. Yasar Torres-Yaghi
Thursday, August 26
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time (12pm PDT, 2pm CDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT)
When you take Parkinson’s medications regularly and your symptoms re-appear or worsen, you are experiencing an OFF time. That seems to be a simple enough definition of OFF; however, it’s anything but simple. And when you feel OFF, it’s anything but pleasant. Nearly 35% of people with Parkinson’s experience OFF times (and this percentage increases with age), and OFF times can negatively impact quality of life in a myriad of ways. But there are ways to reduce OFF times. In this webinar, Dr. Yasar Torres-Yaghi will discuss what it means to be OFF, the different types of OFF times, how to communicate about OFF, ways to treat OFF, and more. To register for the webinar, 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.

Kevin Schmid and Davis Phinney at Roll Massif Copper Triangle Team DPF event in 2017

Roll Massif Copper Triangle
Saturday, August 7
Copper Mountain in the Colorado Rockies
Based at Copper Mountain in the heart of the Colorado Rockies is the beloved Copper Triangle, a Colorado classic. This 79-mile loop road sportive is graced with breathtaking scenery and three climbs over 10,000 feet. Since its inception, Copper Triangle has benefited the Davis Phinney Foundation to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. Join the 3,000+ participants at Copper Triangle this year, and turn your ride into a benefit for the Davis Phinney Foundation by joining Team DPF. We’ll see you the first Saturday in August! Click here to learn more and register.

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Join runners from around the country and further our cause of helping people to live well with Parkinson’s today. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon offers 10-mile, 10k, 5k, and virtual options. Registration is filling up quickly, so reserve your spot today (and be sure to select Davis Phinney Foundation as your charity of choice during registration to join our team and begin earning some sweet Team DPF incentives). To learn more and to register, click here.

Colfax Marathon
Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17, 2021
Denver, CO
The Colfax Marathon celebrates 15 years with a route through Denver Zoo, along Colfax, by the Capitol, inside Denver Fire Station #1, and along 17th Avenue into an awesome finish party! Earn Team DPF gear by joining our team and fundraising to help people with Parkinson’s live well TODAY. To learn more and to register, click here.

Bikes, Blues, and Bayous
August 7, 2021
Greenwood, MS
Mississippi’s largest cycling event features more than 1,000 riders on the flat, fast alluvial plains of the Mississippi Delta. This event is held on the first Saturday of August in Greenwood and includes distances for all skill levels, including 22-mile, 46-mile, and 62-mile options. Rest stops along the way feature Southern cuisine and hospitality. Post-ride event includes free barbecue, cold beverages, and live blues music. For more information, 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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