White House Author
Founder and Board Vice-Chair, Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Davis Phinney was fresh off of a successful professional cycling career, during which he won an Olympic bronze medal in 1984 and was part of the first American team to race in the Tour de France, when in 2000, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In 2004, he founded the Davis Phinney Foundation with the pioneering vision of helping those living with Parkinson's to take action to improve their quality of life through education, inspiration, resources and effective self-care. Ten years later, thanks to the work of the Davis Phinney Foundation, hundreds of thousands of people with Parkinson’s, their health care professionals, care partners and communities have dramatically changed the way they approach living with and treating individuals with Parkinson’s. Davis’ perseverance, coupled with his infectious positive attitude and dedication, inspire the work of the Davis Phinney Foundation and have earned him the reputation as a tireless advocate and mentor for others living with Parkinson's.