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Sunflower Revolution III

Phinneys to ride for Parkinson's disease research

Retired top American cyclist Davis Phinney, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 40, will continue to support Parkinson's disease research by taking part in the Sunflower Revolution III, from October 13-15. The event raises funds for the Davis Phinney Foundation, which supports Parkinson's disease research at The Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati and University Hospital. Phinney's wife, Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney, also will attend.

Sunflower Revolution III will include a dinner gala and auction on Friday, October 13, at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza and 25- and 62-mile bike rides on Sunday, October 15, in Loveland, Ohio.

A free educational Symposium & Expo for physicians, patients, and caregivers, a project of the Mayfield Clinic and The Neuroscience Institute, will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at the Cincinnati Hilton. For reservation information, contact Brooke Cribbs at

Proceeds from the Sunflower Revolution are earmarked for the Davis Phinney/Donald Krumme Fund, a research fund at the University of Cincinnati. The 2004-2005 Sunflower events raised $225,000.

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