Join us in October to learn about the latest in deep brain stimulation (DBS), to be inspired through our monthly meetups and panels, or to participate in a Team DPF event in Colorado, Arizona, or Georgia!
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS and resources
Tuesday, October 5
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.
Tuesday, October 19
1 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11am PDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 7pm GMT)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a highly effective and reasonably safe treatment for Parkinson’s; however, it’s also frequently misunderstood. The success stories about how people are sometimes living symptom and medication-free as a result of getting DBS understandably lead many to want to get the treatment as soon as possible. Others think it sounds scary and shy away from it. During this webinar, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD, will break down the what, why, how, and more of DBS so that you have the information you need to determine if your path may lead you to this treatment. She’ll also talk about the current advancements in DBS and answer your questions. For more information and to register, click here.
Thursday, October 21
12 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.
TEAM DPF Events and REGISTRATIONS
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.
October 16 – 17
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! Run with us for the marathon, half, relay, 10k, or 5k run or walk. Earn some sweet Team DPF incentives by joining our team and fundraising to help Parkinson’s live well TODAY. For more information and to register, click here.
October 22 – 24
Athens to Savannah, Georgia
The mission of the Athens to Savannah Ride is to channel the enthusiasm and tradition of this event to promote awareness, support, and funding for the Georgia Hi-Lo Trail, as well as the Trail’s mission to drive economic development through connectivity and empowerment of Georgia’s rural communities. For more information and to register, click here.
Armory Park, Tucson, Arizona
Raise money for Team DPF and live well with Parkinson’s by participating in this year’s El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest bicycling events in the US. Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour attracts more than 6,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from around the country and beyond. Since 2005, El Tour’s finish line/annual Downtown Fiesta has brought together cyclists and members of the greater Tucson community for a celebration of charities, community, health, and fitness. For more information and to register, click here.
THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR, EVERY VICTORY COUNTS®
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.
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.