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Copper Triangle ride Saturday, August 5, 2017
August 06, 2017

Too much to elaborate now. A rough day (more than 14 hours bicycling) became a wonderful evening. All my ANGELS worked together to take care  See more

BENEFITING: DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: John Paul

EVENT: i25 Kia Copper Triangle

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2017

Steve Quam

THE STORY:

John Paul wrote to honor Steve:

 Steve Quam just joined our Team (Wendy's Crew for the Copper Triangle bicycle ride) a few days ago! {He recently finished (Saturday, July 29, 2017) his first experience with RAGBRAI, a week long bicycle ride across IOWA on Dr. Jay Albert's Pedaling for Parkinson's.} This man is relentless when it comes to fighting Parkinson's.  He's traveled by bike all over the US bringing awareness to Parkinson's!  He's an incredibly talented musician who shares this gift wherever he goes.  Click on the video of him playing flute for Lauren Kehn's little boy (Brendan)  found on the DPF facebook photos. He is standing there mesmerized by Steve playing the flute. So sweet!


Download Steve and Wendy's stories on the EXERCISE DVD for  ( FREE ) on DPF's Website.  Listen to them tell their stories of their journey with Parkinson's and how important EXERCISE is for Parkinson's. Steve demonstrates that when he plays the flute his tremor stops; Wendy talks about the importance of her family in dealing with the disease and how their constant encouragement helps her stay motivated !!  


Steve visited us at our home and took out Wendy's alto Sax and played "Somewhere over the Rainbow" I decided to make another video so I filmed Steve while he played which became the theme song of one of my second videos about the Copper Triangle!  You can view this video on Wendy's site by clicking on the 3 little girls: Bob and Janie Mullets Grand-daughters.  Steve inspires people wherever he travels and is loved by all.  


He was officially appointed as an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Read Steve's story and hear why he's fighting so hard to "LIVE WELL TODAY?"  His Grandfather, his father and his most recently his sister all had/have Parkinson's. Please send in your donations to Steve Quam!!  Any amount makes a difference! Send $5,10,....or even $50!! Any amount helps and would be appreciated! !!  There are still a few days left to donate.  So donate NOW!  Thanks to all who give to Steve!  Thanks Steve for all you do to bring awareness to PD.  John Paul!


Steve Quam wrote -


Parkinson’s was identified 200 years ago. The medication that is currently the gold standard was developed over 50 years ago. No wait! An ancient civilization in India identified what we now call Parkinson’s 7,000 years ago and they used a natural form of the medicine that we still consider the gold standard for treating Parkinson’s. So we have come a short distance in the last 50 years, as well as in the last 200 years, and a mighty short distance in the last 7,000 years.


Currently Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the 2nd most prevalent neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s. In the United States alone, over 1 million people are living with PD now. 60,000 new cases are identified each year. But there is good news. It is possible to LIVE WELL with PARKINSON’S Disease. Steve Quam was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 9 years and 4 months ago. And he’s the most symptom free that he has been in years. How can this be? The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s has been providing free materials and seminars teaching people how to live well with Parkinson’s since 2004. Steve shares their philosophy and is an Ambassador for their Foundation. Research has shown that one of the most effective ways of dealing with Parkinson’s is EXERCISE. 


Dr. Jay Alberts has done the pioneering research that proves the value of bicycling in dealing with Parkinson’s. This year the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s has joined Dr. Jay Alberts’ team of Pedaling for Parkinson’s. In July 2017, Steve joined their annual fund-raising ride across Iowa, as part of the larger bicycle event commonly referred to as RAGBRAI. This is the oldest annual continuing bicycle ride across any state. 


Steve is now on the way to Colorado to train for the Copper Triangle at higher altitudes than South Carolina or Iowa provide. An annual event for Steve the past several years, he will join the mass of bicyclists riding over Fremont Pass at 11,318 feet to Leadville, CO, the highest elevation city in the USA, then back to Copper Mountain via the grueling Vail Pass which is also over 10,000 feet (not to mention Tennessee Pass and Battle Mountain). The Copper Triangle is this coming Saturday, August 5, 2017. Thank you for being part of MY TEAM. Your support is vital to all those who battle Parkinson’s.


Steve and Jeanne  

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To This Fundraiser

$1,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dawn Anderson

    $25

  • Sandi Holmes

     

  • Keith and Melanie Musser and family

     

  • Gary & Carol

    $20

  • Paul Brekus

    $55

  • Margaret Tenant

    $100

  • Jeanne

    $225

  • Ruben K

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave Gartley

    $500

  • Kay Maluchnik

    $25

  • Gail Brownlee

     

  • Blaine and Betty

     

  • Roger of CUMC Care Team

    $20

  • Rebeccah Quam Searles

    $180

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $34,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Wendy Lederach

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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John Paul Lederach

Amount Raised

$6,750

 

45% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Angie Lederach

Amount Raised

$5,685

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jeff Yoder

Amount Raised

$3,175

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Josie Kramer

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Josh Lederach

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Luke Roth-Mullet

Amount Raised

$2,200

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Steve Quam

Amount Raised

$1,425

Donor Comments

Rebeccah Quam Searles

Rebeccah Quam Searles

DONATION: $180

4 months ago

Roger of CUMC Care Team

Roger of CUMC Care Team

DONATION: $20

Steve, Your bike riding stories are a treat. 5 months ago

Blaine and Betty

Blaine and Betty

Inspiration and Motivation are Keys to LIVING WELL. 6 months ago

Gail Brownlee

Gail Brownlee

6 months ago

Kay Maluchnik

Kay Maluchnik

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Dave Gartley

Dave Gartley

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 months ago

Ruben K

Ruben K

7 months ago

Jeanne

Jeanne

DONATION: $225

In honor of all of Steve's hosts and partners in this journey. Ride Well. Ride Safely! 7 months ago

Margaret Tenant

Margaret Tenant

DONATION: $100

7 months ago