Growling Beaver Brevet
BIG BOLD BRAIN science does not happen by itself. It requires the support of the community. The Growling Beaver Brevet (GBB) was initiated by a group of cyclists in order to support one of their members who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The GBB is a social non competitive ride that celebrates the joy of cycling.
The latest edition of the GBB took place on September 28, 2019, when 230 cyclists rode through the scenic Beaver Valley. Together, 2,100 donors raised over $460,000 to support research on Parkinson’s. Fundraising proceeds will go to support research and programming. Canadian donations will go to the Brain Canada Foundation and US donations to the Davis Phinney Foundation. Almost a third of Brain Canada’s funding supports research on neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s. We look forward to continue partnering with the GBB in our shared goal of advancing our understanding of diseases like Parkinson’s and how to translate basic research into helping people to live well today.
Brain Canada collaborated with the Davis Phinney Foundation as part of the Growling Beaver Brevet, in order to raise funds to support research on Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. As part of its activities, the Davis Phinney Foundation offers the Every Victory Counts manual to help people live well with Parkinson’s. An electronic version of the manual can be found at the following link.
Brain Canada applauds the Davis Phinney Foundation for its leadership in educating the public about improving quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, but is not responsible for the accuracy of the contents of the manual.
To learn more about the Growling Beaver Brevet, please visit: https://www.growlingbeaver.com/
Check out photos from the 2019 ride