Virtual Event For All Abilities Supports People with Parkinson’s

June 9, 2020

Every Victory Counts Challenge: Join the fun safely with running, cycling, yoga and more

Where You Are — As an organization dedicated to research, education and raising funds to support people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, the Davis Phinney Foundation is delighted to bring our supporters a virtual event for all abilities.

Run, ride, practice yoga, swim, you name it. We are excited to get moving and be impactful with you. Miles or minutes: You set your own goals and we will be there cheering you every step of the way. Prizes, bibs, a virtual Official Race Village, limited edition face masks and more will be part of this all-welcoming virtual event.

During this time of social distancing and other changing protocols, we recognize the challenge of getting together for our normal way of life: Marathons, cycling events and gyms have been canceled or otherwise restricted. At the same time, we know that now more than ever is a time to support people with chronic health conditions with activity, including physical activity and social activity.

We also know how giving and charitable our amazing community is: We’re seeking togetherness and ways to give back. That’s why the Davis Phinney Foundation, based in Louisville, Colo., has created a way for everyone to get moving, give back, and support people with Parkinson’s so they can live their best lives today.

Climb a mountain, walk a 5K, conquer your own marathon, swim 10 laps a day, practice yoga for 10 days straight: The challenge is up to you. Every Victory Counts is our mantra, our purpose, and our way of joining you on your journey. Let’s get there together and make every victory count!

We can’t wait to participate alongside you and your friends and family members. Anyone can join the challenge. Ability levels will not limit anyone from participating. The details:

STARTS: Registration for the virtual event opens on June 10. Event and challenge starts July 1 and lasts the whole month.

REGISTRATION: Register at dpf.org/victory2020. Registration is a $25 donation, and you’ll receive a custom, limited-edition Team DPF face mask made by Primal (while supplies last).  Can’t participate? You can support the cause with a donation to help people with Parkinson’s live well at the same link.

CHOICES: Choose your adventure. Are you a boxer? Runner? Do you practice yoga? Bike every day? Swim? Dance? Do 10 push-ups per day? You have the full month of July to complete your own challenge, set by YOU. Do it all at once or across the whole month.

HOW: You choose minutes, miles, distance or other. Ongoing incentives and  challenges are available, but up to you! Everyone is welcome, but for people who miss their large in-person sporting events, this is a great way to bridge into our temporary new normal.

WINS: Everyone who registers is eligible to win an Allied Cycleworks “Abel” gravel bike, custom painted by Taylor Phinney (no purchase required). Those who fundraise for Parkinson’s may win other great prizes and enjoy the camaraderie of a community committed to movement, and living well. Earn an entry into the Every Victory Counts Challenge Prize Pool by completing your challenge by July 31. Additional prize pool entries can be earned by fundraising and/or completing fun and interactive weekly challenges announced throughout July.

The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney in 2004 to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The organization’s focus is to provide programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Parkinson’s is the No. 2 neurodegenerative disease– second only to Alzheimer’s – and affects more than 1 million people in the United States. The Foundation’s work impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals and families each year. It is headquartered in Louisville, Colo.