What’s Coming Next Month: September 2021

Calendar September 2021

Join us in September for a variety of engaging, educational, and meaningful events including The Victory Summit® Virtual Event: Mental Health and Wellness, a webinar on constipation and Parkinson’s, our monthly meetups, and multiple Team DPF events across the United States. Read on for more details.


Care Partner Monthly Meetup
Tuesday, September 7
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 Council: Q & A
Thursday, September 16
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. Have a question you want to ask our panelists? Let us know at blog@dpf.org.

The Victory Summit® Virtual Event: Mental Health and Wellness
Friday, September 17
9 am – 1:15 pm Mountain Daylight Time (8am PDT, 10 am CDT, 11 am EDT)
The Victory Summit Virtual Event: Mental Health is almost here, and it’s all about the unseen side of Parkinson’s. Nearly 80% of people living with Parkinson’s report feeling depressed and anxious at some point throughout their disease. Feeling depressed and/or anxious can negatively impact your motor symptoms, relationships, sleep, disease progression, ability to exercise, and more, all of which are critical aspects to living well with Parkinson’s. During this event, you will learn from and interact with doctors who specialize in symptoms related to mood. You’ll also hear from people with Parkinson’s who have experienced various levels of depression and anxiety and the actions they’ve taken to reduce these symptoms and live better and thrive with Parkinson’s. For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Constipation and the Gut with Cherian Karunapuzha, MD
Tuesday, September 21
12 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT)
Studies show as many as 80% of people with Parkinson’s suffer from constipation. One of the effects Parkinson’s has on the autonomic nervous system seems to be the slowing down of food through the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in constipation. In this webinar, Dr. Karunapuzha (or as many of his patients know him as, “Dr. K,”) will take a deep dive into the gut and how you can best manage your bowel and urinary symptoms to live well with Parkinson’s. For more information and to register, click here.

Living Well from a Cultural Context
Wednesday, September 29
12 pm Mountain Daylight Time (11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT)
There is ample evidence that shows that including exercise, good nutrition, socialization, and more can help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms, improve mood, and live well for many years. Yet exercise, eating, and social habits look vastly different for different people, and without addressing this cultural context, accessibility barriers can keep people from integrating these practices to improve their quality of life. During this webinar, Dr. Indu Subramanian and Dr. Greg Pontone will dig into what it means to apply a cultural context and how the Parkinson’s sector can implement changes to support more people in their pursuit of living well. Register for the webinar 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.

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Team DPF participants holding up victory arms hand in hand at Team DPF Cycling Event

Colfax Marathon
Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17
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.

Athens to Savannah Ride
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.

El Tour de Tuscon
Saturday, November 20
Armory Park, Tucson, Arizona
Join us in historic Tucson for this iconic ride. You won’t want to miss warm winter weather and unbeatable desert riding on this famous tour. For more information and to register, 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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