Every Victory Counts: will you get sporty for Parkinson’s disease?

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Author: Scarlett SherriffPublished: 30 June 2022

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Get active, tap into your competitive spirit – and help to raise Parkinson’s awareness by taking part in the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Every Victory Counts Challenge

The Davis Phinney Foundation is calling on people in Parkinson’s community to get active and help to raise funds for the condition through its 2022 Every Victory Counts Challenge.

The challenge invites people to join individually or as part of a team and complete an activity of their choice throughout the month of July. Personal activities can involve tracking minutes spent dancing, swimming or doing yoga, while team activities led by team captains range from cycling three days a week to committing to a sprint triathlon training plan. Participants who track their achievements will be placed in the Finish Line Prize Pool.

Other challenges throughout the month include designing a team motto or slogan, bringing a friend along and showing ‘Team DPF’ spirit, clad in the organisation’s colours of orange and light blue.

The Davis Phinney Foundation – founded by the Olympic bronze medallist and Tour de France winner who was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s in 2000 – promotes Parkinson’s research and offers a wide range of resources about living well with the condition.

How to take part

The Every Victory Counts Challenge is now open for registration, and the fundraising leader board is up – with the top team having already raised more than US $7,000.

Signing up involves making a plan, either as an individual or a team, and filling out a registration form.

Additional tips for getting active can be found in the Every Victory Counts manual produced by the foundation, which includes guidance from experts, therapists and scientists on a range of topics related to living well with Parkinson’s, including exercise and nutrition.

 For more information about living well with Parkinson’s, visit Parkinson’s Europe website.

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