Our Charities

Our Charities

Originally organized to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation, the success of the ride resulted in the addition of Parkinson Canada, now our primary charity. US donors may still opt to supoprt DPF at: davisphinneyfoundation.org.

About Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada channels the spirit and determination of Canadians with Parkinson's and is committed to providing programs and services that are more accessible and offer choice along the Parkinson’s journey. No Matter What. We are committed to raising the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s through advocacy efforts focused on improving care. No Matter What. We are committed to collaborating and partnering to drive research innovation with the hope of finding new treatments and ultimately a cure. No Matter What.

Learn more at parkinson.ca.

About the Davis Phinney Foundation

As the Davis Phinney Foundation crosses the threshold into a second decade, its unique role in the Parkinson’s community remains to inspire, inform, and equip people with the tools to live fully and to thrive. In 2014 alone, the Davis Phinney Foundation positively impacted nearly 150,000 people in the US, Canada and beyond. But with 6.3 million people living worldwide with Parkinson’s, the Foundation is resolved to reach even more people with Parkinson’s with tools and resources that will empower them to live well today.


Twelve years ago, Olympic medalist, Tour de France stage winner and sports broadcaster Davis Phinney set out to share what he’d discovered since learning he had Parkinson’s: that although he could not change the diagnosis, there was much he could do to change how he lived with the disease. The same determination, optimism and conviction that brought him success as a professional athlete applied naturally to his approach to Parkinson’s: set goals and strive for the best possible results. From these humble beginnings, the Davis Phinney Foundation was born, with a mission to help people with Parkinson's to live well today.