FAQ's and How-to's >> MOVING DAY WASHINGTON, D.C.

Questions

 

Registration

 

Is there a fee for registration?

Is the website secure?

Do I have to be on a team to participate?

What is a Team Division?

 

Teams

 

My business would like to support Moving Day. How do we set up a team?

How many members can each team have?

Is a donation required to start a team?

My friend or family member has already set up a team. How do I join an already existing team?

How do I create my own team or join an existing team if I have already registered as an individual participant?

 

Donating & Fundraising

 

How do I make a donation by credit card?

How do I make a donation by check?

How do I make an anonymous donation?

Can I donate per mile a walker completes?

I have never done any fundraising, where do I start?

I sent in donations but I do not see them on my personal fundraising page. Where are they?

What do I do with donation checks I receive close to Nov. 10th?

Can I donate on the day of the walk? What are the forms of payment accepted?

What do I do with donation checks I receive after Moving Day?

Do my supporters receive a thank you letter or email?

How do I personalize my fundraising page?

 

Accessibility, Directions, Parking

 

Is Nationals Park metro accessible?

What do I need to know about wheelchair/walker accessibility at Nationals Park?

Where can I park my vehicle?

How much does parking cost?

 

Event Day

 

Can I bring my children to Moving Day?

Can I bring children in a stroller?

Will there be any activities for children?

Can I bring my dog to Moving Day?

Do I have to walk the entire course?

If I cannot walk, will there be other activities?

If it rains, will the walk be canceled?

Is Moving Day an all-day event?

Can I/my team run the course?

Can I complete the course on my bicycle?

Will there be food or water available at the walk?

Am I allowed to bring outside food and drink to Moving Day?

Can I donate on the day of the walk? What are the forms of payment accepted?

Where do I pick up my t-shirt on November 10th?

If I cannot attend the day of the walk, how else can I get involved in Moving Day DC?

 

Volunteering

 

How can I volunteer for the event?

Are there ways for me to help as a volunteer even if I would like to walk with my team at the 1:00pm start?


Answers

 

Registration

 

Is there a fee for registration?

Registration is free! Participants who raise at least $100 will receive a Moving Day t-shirt. Those who raise $250 or more are also eligible for
a Moving Day 2013 long-sleeve shirt.

 

Is the website secure?

Online donations and other financial transactions completed through our fundraising website are PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands — Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. PCI DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in a verified, secure, and
consistent fashion.

 

Do I have to be on a team to participate?

There are three ways to participate. You can participate as an individual, as a team captain or as a team member. Teams are a fun way for families, groups of friends, or corporate groups to rally together around the cause, in memory of someone or to support a Parkinson’s
patient.

 

What is a Team Division?

There are two types of teams: Friends and Family Teams and Corporate Teams. Enlist your loved ones to form a Friends and Family Team
and dedicate your efforts to someone close to you. Moving Day is an excellent way for businesses to participate in a nonprofit fundraising
event, while boosting employee morale and teambuilding skills. Having two types of teams allows us to better know our Moving Day participants and communicate appropriately with all walkers.

 

Teams

 

My business would like to support Moving Day. How do we set up a team?

Please visit http://movingdaydc.org and click on “Start a Team”. You will be prompted to fill in the needed information to register, please make sure to select “Corporate Team” in the drop down box labeled “Team Division”. If you need further assistance please call
703-734-1017. Sponsorship opportunities also exist, please email for more information: movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org.

 

How many members can each team have?

There is no limit to the number of team members a team can have.

 

Is a donation required to start a team?

No, a donation is not required to start a team.

 

My friend or family member has already set up a team. How do I join an already existing team?

Please visit http://movingdaydc.org and click on “Join a Team”. To find a team, enter the team name (or at least the first few letters), and then click Search. Select the team from the search results generated. If the team has a password, you will be prompted to enter that password. If you need further assistance please call 703-734-1017.

 

How do I create my own team or join an existing team if I have already registered as an individual participant?

Email the team name you have selected or the name of the existing team to movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org and we will create the
team or add you to the existing team. We will send you a confirmation email once we have done so.

 

Donating & Fundraising

 

How do I make a donation by credit card?

Please visit http://movingdaydc.org, click on “Donate to a Participant” or “Make a General Event Donation”. If you select “Donate to a Participant”, enter the participant’s name of whom you want to donate. Select the name from the search results generated. You will be taken to the donation page and prompted through the donation process. If you select “Make a General Event Donation” you will be taken directly to the donation page and prompted through the donation process. After making your donation you will receive an email to be used for tax purposes.

 

How do I make a donation by check?

If you are making a donation to behalf of a specific participant, please be sure to include that person’s name in the memo field. For general event donations please include “Moving Day” in the memo field. The donation will be credited to that person and will be deposited as soon as we receive it. Upon receipt of your donation we will mail you a letter to be used for tax purposes. Please mail your check made out to
the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area or PFNCA to:

PFNCA

7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 208
Falls Church VA 22043

 

How do I make an anonymous donation?

If you have already made your donation, please email your name, the donation amount, and the person or team name to which you donated to movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org and we will make your donation anonymous. We will send a confirmation email to you once we have done so.

If you would like a donation by check to remain anonymous, please include a note with your check indicating so.


If you would like a donation by credit card to remain anonymous and you have not yet made your donation, please visit http://movingdaydc.org, click on “Donate to a Participant” or “Make a General Event Donation”. If you select “Donate to a Participant”,
enter the participant’s name of whom you want to donate. Select the name from the search results generated. You will be taken to the donation page and prompted through the donation process. If you select “Make a General Event Donation” you will be taken directly to the donation page and prompted through the donation process. Once on the donation page fill in all the pertinent information and make sure
the box is checked next to “Yes, make this an anonymous gift.” If you want the amount of the donation to also remain anonymous, make
sure the box is unchecked next to “Yes, you can display the amount of my donation publicly.”

 

Can I donate per mile a walker completes?

No, the preferred method of donating is in honor of the walker.

 

I have never done any fundraising, where do I start?

The easiest way to start is by sending a simple email or letter to your friends, family and colleagues. Sample letter templates are available
to you in your Moving Day Participant Center. More fundraising ideas can be found in the Walker Handbook.

 

I sent in donations but I do not see them on my personal fundraising page. Where are they?

Please allow for two weeks before mailed donation checks are added to your fundraising page. We need time to process each check and
put them into our system. If you are concerned about whether we received your donations, please call 703-734-1017.

 

What do I do with donation checks I receive close to Nov. 10th?

You can bring donations with you to Moving Day. Be sure to include the name of the participant or team on the memo line on checks. You
will be asked to fill out a collection envelope for credit card donations. Tax letters for donations made on Moving Day will be mailed to donors approximately three to four weeks later.

 

Can I donate on the day of the walk? What are the forms of payment accepted?

Yes! Thank you! Donations will be accepted by cash, check or credit card. Tax letters for donations made at Moving Day will be mailed to donors approximately three to four weeks later.

 

What do I do with donation checks I receive after Moving Day?

Donation checks can be mailed in after Moving Day. In order to qualify for the t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt all donations must be sent in one month after Moving Day. Donations not going towards these items can be mailed in at any time.

 

Do my supporters receive a thank you letter or email?

Yes, we thank everyone who donates to Moving Day! Upon the receipt of a donation by check, a thank you letter to be used for tax purposes will be sent within the month. Upon the receipt of a donation by credit card via the website, a thank you email to be used for tax purposes
will be sent immediately.

 

How do I personalize my fundraising page?

Login into “My Fundraising Center” in the right hand corner of the Moving Day website: http://movingdaydc.org/.  From the homepage’s
menu on the right, select the option “Edit Personal Page”. In the edit page you can create a new title, edit the content and add a photo
or video from the menu on the right. You can also enable a personal blog if you would like to keep others informed on your fundraising
progress. Clicking “Preview” will bring up a new tab to allow you to see how your page looks. Don’t forget to click “Save” every time you
make changes to your page.  

 

Team Captains can also update your team’s page in the same manner by selecting “Edit Team Page”. Send a link to your personal fundraising page or your team page to tell and show everyone about why you are walking.

 

Accessibility, Directions, Parking

 

Is Nationals Park metro accessible?

Nationals Park is approximately ½ a block south from the Navy Yard metro station’s Half Street exit on the green line.

 

What do I need to know about wheelchair/walker accessibility at Nationals Park?

Metro is fully ADA accessible at the Navy Yard station. The Navy Yard West Entrance located on the SE corner of M & Half Streets, SE, as
well as the Navy Yard East Entrance, located on the NW corner of M Street at New Jersey Avenue, SE, are both ADA accessible.
ADA-accessible parking is available in Lot C. State or District of Columbia issued disabled parking placards/license plates must be present.

 

Where can I park my vehicle?

On Moving Day, parking is free of charge in Lot B (entrance located on N Street, SE).

 

How much does parking cost?

Parking is FREE in Lot B (entrance located on N Street, SE).

 

Event Day

 

Can I bring my children to Moving Day?

Yes! Moving Day is an event for the entire family!

 

Can I bring children in a stroller?

Yes, strollers are permitted at Moving Day.

 

Will there be any activities for children?

Yes, the playground at Nationals Park will be open from 8:30am – Noon. We will also have face painting and temporary tattoos for the young and the young at heart!

 

Can I bring my dog to Moving Day?

Yes! You can bring your dog to Moving Day! All dogs must be up-to-date on shots and vaccinations. Please remember to keep your dog
on a leash at all times and clean up after any accidents. Sorry, only service dogs are allowed on the warning track portion of the walk.

 

Do I have to walk the entire course?

No, you can choose to walk either the ½ course or full course which is just over two miles.

 

If I cannot walk, will there be other activities?

Yes! For those registrants that would prefer not to walk, there will opportunities to visit our venders, enjoy food and beverages, meet our sponsors and cheer for our participants.

 

If it rains, will the walk be canceled?

Moving Day will occur rain or shine!

 

Is Moving Day an all-day event?

Moving Day opens with registration beginning at 8:30 am, a special program with speakers and announcements at approximately
9:45 AM, the walk will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.

 

Can I/my team run the course?

The course is only suitable for walking. Feel free to walk as fast as you can!

 

Can I complete the course on my bicycle?

No, bikes are not allowed! The course is not suitable for bicycle riding.

 

Will there be food or water available at the walk?

Water and light refreshments will be available at Moving Day. You can bring your own water bottle along with you. Please be sure to use
the trash and recycling bins as needed.

 

Am I allowed to bring outside food and drink to Moving Day?

No! Outside food is not permitted inside the gates of Nationals Park.

 

Can I donate on the day of the walk? What are the forms of payment accepted?

Yes! Thank you! Donations will be accepted by cash, check or credit card. Tax letters for donations made at Moving Day will be mailed to donors approximately three to four weeks later.

 

Where do I pick up my t-shirt on November 10th?

T-shirts can be picked up at 8:30am at the registration tables. There will be signage and volunteers directing you where to go.

 

If I cannot attend the day of the walk, how else can I get involved in Moving Day DC?

Even if you cannot attend the event, there are many ways to be involved in Moving Day!

• Start a team and fundraise at work, school or social clubs.
• Request Moving Day DC brochures/holders from movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org to place in your workplace or community center, or post brochures on bulletin boards around your community.
• “Like” Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PFNCA and share the PFNCA page
or a post about Moving Day with your friends.
• Browse the existing teams and read walkers’ stories of why they are walking at Moving Day DC. Show your support by donating to
them or sharing their walking page and story with friends through social media.

 

Volunteering

 

How can I volunteer for the event?

We love volunteers!!! Please email movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org to sign up to volunteer! We need volunteers to assist with set-up
and take down, registration, hand out t-shirts and water, direct traffic at course checkpoints.

 

Are there ways for me to help as a volunteer even if I would like to walk with my team at the 1:00pm start?

Yes! There will be some volunteer opportunities in the morning setting up and after the walk taking down if you would like to volunteer AND walk. Please email movingday@parkinsonfoundation.org to sign up to volunteer!