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Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's
We provide essential information, practical tools and inspiration to people living with Parkinson's disease. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect quality of day to day living.
<p>"I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010 at the age of 72. It’s not exactly what I had planned for myself after my 30-year career as a teacher; however, thanks to the Davis Phinney Foundation, I discovered that not only are there proven and useful resources out there to help people with Parkinson’s live well, but that my days as a teacher were far from over.</p>
<p>While it took me a while to come to terms with my Parkinson’s diagnosis, I soon learned that helping others traveling a similar path would be one of the most important actions I could take to live well myself.</p>
<p><em>I don’t know where I’d be today if I hadn’t found the Davis Phinney Foundation. They’ve given me hope, resources, family and a place to call home.</em></p>
<p>After many years of experimenting with medications, exercise and complementary therapies, and connecting with all of the amazing people associated with the Foundation, I see my job now as being a resource to other people. As a Parkinson’s Guide for the Davis Phinney Foundation, I do my best to share everything I’ve learned with others, provide them encouragement and support and be the cheerleader they need when Parkinson’s becomes too much. </p>
<p>If you or someone you love is living with Parkinson’s, consider giving today to the Davis Phinney Foundation. There are a lot of organizations out there working to help those with Parkinson’s; however, nobody does living well TODAY like the Davis Phinney Foundation. And when it comes down to it, how we live today is most important of all.<br /><br />Sincerely, </p>