30 May 2013

BicyclingHub.com is Auctioning Off a 7-Eleven Jersey Signed by Davis Phinney to Benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation

About a month and a half ago, we told you something really exciting: that we'd found an old 7-Eleven cycling jersey floating around in the office, that we were getting it signed by Davis Phinney and that we'd be auctioning it off to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Well, it's finally happening. The jersey has been signed and our eBay auction is officially live today May 30, 2013 at 12pm PDT. The auction will run for the next 10 days.

In case you didn't know, the Davis Phinney Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s live well with the disease. It was founded in 2004 by Olympic-medal winner and cycling legend Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2000 at the age of 40. Today, Phinney provides both inspiration for the cycling community, as well as the estimated 1.5 million Americans and 10 million people worldwide living with the disease.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is unique in the Parkinson’s community, spreading the message that it is possible to live well today with Parkinson’s disease. The Davis Phinney Foundation has invested more than $3.8 million in initiatives to support, inform and inspire people living with Parkinson’s to live well today. Over $1.2 million in research funding has been invested in innovative, early-phase studies that focus on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect quality of life. Tens of thousands of people living with this disease have been directly touched by one of the Foundation’s programs. 

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to create more awareness for our Foundation and Parkinson’s disease. BicyclingHub.com has come up with a great idea to help spread awareness and fundraise in support of the Foundation’s mission,” said Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Crew Program Manager Lauren Hunt. “We’re excited about reaching new audiences through BicyclingHub.com auctioning a Team 7-Eleven jersey signed by Davis Phinney.”

Since BicyclingHub.com's inception in 2002, we've made an effort to give back by contributing to nonprofits. In the last five years alone, teams sponsored by BicyclingHub.com have raised over $10,000 for the American Diabetes Association. 

“Davis Phinney has long been a hero of mine,” said Doug Duguay, owner and founder of BicyclingHub.com. “We are very honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with his Foundation and help further its mission.”

Place your bid in the eBay auction here.

And please spread the word by sharing with your social media networks, family and friends. This is an awesome opportunity to support a great foundation (and way to get your hands on a very rare jersey).

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