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April 17, 2022
PFP Pioneer Steps Aside to Focus on Her Health
Nan Little may be best known as the author of her touching book about living and thriving with Parkinson’s disease, “If I Can Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Why Can’t I Brush My Teeth?” Others may know her as the Duchess of Pedaling for Parkinson’s. Diagnosed in 2008, Nan discovered the work of Dr Jay Alberts at the Cleveland Clinic and, from that point on, she has worked hard to help refine and establish the “forced exercise,” indoor stationary cycling program that has changed the lives of people living with Parkinsons — including her own.
February 18, 2021
PFP Mourns Passing of Bill Hinkle
Sadly, we learned the passing of our friend, Bill Hinkle. An avid supporter of Pedaling for Parkinson's, Bill joined our PFP RAGBRAI Team on many occasions. Diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2003, Bill never let the disease or his battle define him. He was a man of character and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him.
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September 1, 2020
Dr Jay Alberts Appointed to Peloton Advisory Council
Peloton recently introduced its Health and Wellness Advisory Council, including Jay Alberts, PHD.
The esteemed group of medical professionals bring expertise in cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise, neurology and neuroscience, helping to improve the Peloton experience for a diverse array of riders.
June 16, 2021
Supernus, Davis Phinney Foundation, PFP Partner to Support Parkinson’s Wellness and Education
As an organization dedicated to wellness and education to help people and families affected by Parkinson’s, the Davis Phinney Foundation (dpf.org) is excited to announce a partnership with Supernus Pharmaceuticals, as a new sponsor for the Every Victory Counts Challenge–a virtual event full of activity and fun for all abilities this July. PRWEB
April 30, 2021
PFP - Making a Difference for People Living with Parkinsons
in a typical hot and humid mid-America summer, Dr. Jay Alberts guided his tandem bike across Iowa along with thousands of others that turned out for the 2003 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI, pronounced: rag br-i ). On the back seat, a long time friend accompanied Alberts, and as the days wore on, they noticed something peculiar. She reported feeling good — like she didn't have Parkinson's!
October 5, 2020
Ride With Dr. Alberts
Jay Alberts PhD leads a virtual Pedaling for Parkinson's class, answering questions while taking the class through his favorite places, Iowa and Italy. Having observed the benefits cycling has for people with Parkinson's, his ongoing research at the Cleveland Clinic is helping thousands with Parkinson's reduce symptoms and live better.