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Moving Day Cedartown, GA
To benefit the National Parkinson Foundation Georgia Chapter and the National Parkinson Foundation.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
Venue: Cedartown Welcome Center & Peeks Park
The Walk begins at the Welcome Center and ends 1.25 miles north at Peeks Park. Shuttle service is provided by the City of Cedartown between the two venues before and after the walk. A Community Health Fair, Movement Activitites and Entertainment follow the walk at Peeks Park.
There is no registration fee and participants who raise at least $100 will receive a Moving Day T-shirt. Individuals who raise $250 or more are eligible for fabulous incentive prizes.
Cedartown Welcome Center:
- 9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
- 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Entertainment
- 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Movement Pavilion Open
- 10:30 a.m. -Welcome and Announcements
- 10:45 a.m. - Warm Up Exercise
- 11:00 a.m. - Walk Begins - Line up in front of Welcome Center
- 10:00 a.m. - Movement Pavilion Opens at Park
- 11:00 a.m. - Exhibits Open
- 11:30 a.m. - Line up to Welcome Walkers
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Entertainment at Park & Movement Pavilion Continues
- 12:30 p.m. - Announce Totals
- 2:00 p.m. - Health Fair & Exhibits Close
- 2:00 p.m. - Last Shuttle leaves Peeks Park for Welcome Center
About Moving Day
The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation Georgia Chapter’s annual fundraising walk event. It will be a day of joining together and raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to a fundraising walk, it will be a celebration of movement, with a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance and much more. We anticipate more than 500 participants, which will include people with Parkinson’s, families, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate leaders and corporate teams to join together to raise funds in support of the Foundation’s mission. It will be a day to move, a day that will move you and a day to move others.
About our Chapter
The Georgia Chapter was formed in 2004 as the Rome Parkinson's Support Group and has grown to serve the entire state through its network of volunteer led programs. Earlier this year, the Northwest Georgia Parkinson Disease Association officially changed its name to: Georgia Parkinson's Association, dba National Parkinson Foundation: Georgia Chapter to better reflect its state wide service area.
An estimated 55,000 people in Georgia are affected by Parkinson’s disease, with more than 13,000 living in Northwest Georgia. As the leading community resource for Parkinson disease in the area, the Chapter is committed to serving the Parkinson community with services, information, education and support. The Georgia Chapter provides peer-led support groups, educational programs and exercise activities throughout the state with seven support groups in Northwest Georgia. These support groups provide access to information and interaction that otherwise would not be available. Educational programs bring neurologists, movement disorders specialists and other Parkinson disease professionals to rural areas where access to these professionals may not be easily available.
The Georgia Chapter also hosts an internationally-recognized annual conference: "The Southeastern Parkinson Disease Conference." In addition, the chapter hosts an annual "Parkinson's Advocacy Day" at the Georgia State Capitol. The Chapter strives to inform the community through its website www.gaparkinsons.org.