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The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s – Charity of the Month

Frame USA’s September charity of the month is the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s.

Every month, Frame USA sponsors a different charity organization. It’s important to us to give back to our community and help those in need. For every order placed on Frameusa.com, we donate $0.75 to the charity of the month. We also help gather donations of money, time, and resources.

Charity Foundation for Parkinson's
The charity we’re donating to for September 2018 is the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. This foundation focuses on supporting people living with Parkinson’s disease to live well.

“While it’s critical to find a cure for Parkinson’s, we feel strongly that people with Parkinson’s also need information in order to take action and live well today.”www.davisphinneyfoundation.org 

Davis Phinney was an Olympic cyclist who celebrated more victories than any other cyclist in American history. Between the 1970’s and 1993, Davis achieved 328 cycling awards. However, Davis was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2000 after years of unexplained illness.

Davis was relieved to finally have a name for what was causing these symptoms.  He had been feeling fatigue, muscle cramping, and weakness for years. He founded the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s after realizing there are ways to improve his symptoms and quality of life. His foundation helps fund new research to demonstrate the effectiveness of techniques like exercise and speech in improving Parkinson’s symptoms.

“Today, Davis lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and fellow Olympian, Connie Carpenter-Phinney, and their children Taylor and Kelsey. Davis continues to celebrate the daily victories in his life and inspires others with his message of optimism and encouragement to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.” – www.davisphinneyfoundation.org 

The foundation offers resources including informative books written by disorder specialists, ambassadors who inform their communities, and a library of educational videos.

How to Get Involved

If you would like to get involved, they are accepting volunteers. You can add a donation to your order on Frameusa.com along with the $0.75 we automatically donate.

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