Moving Day (R) Columbus
One Black and Gold Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Join us to beat Parkinson’s disease in our community! Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Central & Southeast Ohio chapter’s annual fundraising walk for Parkinson’s. This event features a family-friendly walk route, music, and entertainment for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to a fundraising walk, Moving Day® is celebration of movement with its very own Movement Pavilion. In 2013, our Movement Pavilion included Parkinson’s friendly activities such as exercises that can be done both standing and in a chair. We hope to add additional activities to continue emphasizing the important role that exercise plays in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
We anticipate more than 500 participants for our third annual event. Invite your family and friends to “move” with us! Unite with healthcare professionals, corporate leaders, and corporate teams to raise funds in support of our chapter’s mission. It’s a day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves you!
Moving Day Promise
Today we move. Because together we are bigger than Parkinson’s!
Today we move. For the friends and family who inspire with courage.
Today we move. Toward a future that we will shape.
Today on Moving Day, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo to Serve as Moving Day® Columbus Honorary Chair
COLUMBUS, April 30, 2014 — Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has agreed to be the honorary chair for the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) 2014 Moving Day walk in Columbus. The event is scheduled to take place on September 28, 2014 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Moving Day is the first national campaign to spotlight Parkinson’s disease (PD) awareness on a grassroots level.
Mr. Mingo recently announced that he has Parkinson’s disease, making his decision to participate in Moving Day a personal one.
“I am honored to serve as honorary chairman for Moving Day Columbus,” says Mr. Mingo. “This role has a personal meaning for me. I am learning firsthand that Parkinson’s strikes not only older people, but those in the very prime of their life. That’s why the mission of the National Parkinson Foundation — improving the quality of care — is so important.”
Moving Day is a campaign to raise awareness and funds through annual fundraising walks. The walks feature a “Movement Pavilion.” Studies show that movement is proven to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, increasing flexibility and mobility. Even vigorous exercise such as biking and running has been shown to potentially slow down or delay progression. NPF is rolling out this fun-filled, family-friendly event to more than twenty cities across the country in 2014.
“We are delighted that Clarence Mingo is serving as the honorary chair of Moving Day to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease,” says Daniel E. Davis, president and CEO of NPF, Central and Southeast Ohio.
About Clarence Mingo
Mr. Mingo was appointed as Franklin County Auditor in 2009, and was elected to a full four-year term in 2010. He previously served as a commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims, and also worked as a private attorney including service with the Legal Aid Society. Mr. Mingo and his family reside in New Albany.
To see what a great day we had in 2013, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NPFohio. If you were with us last September, and would like to share your photos or help identify participants on our Facebook page, please contact us at email@example.com.
To learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities,please contact our Moving Day Chair Jerry Yarov at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you at The Crew Stadium on Sept. 28!
It is estimated that 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease (PD) with about 50,000 – 60,000 new cases diagnosed nationally each year. The number of Ohioans with PD is estimated at 30,000 – 50,000. For over 30 years, the National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio has been dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by PD in Central & Southeastern Ohio. Our support group network throughout our region provides an opportunity for the PD community to learn more about the disease, share experiences, and support each other. A variety of educational programs and resources are available to support groups and anyone requesting information to increase their knowledge of PD. Free classes are offered that are designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people touched by PD. Classes include speech therapy, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique and Delay the Disease exercise classes.
Support a friend or family member and help them reach their Moving Day fundraising goal. You can join their team or make a donation. More