***Rain, sleet, snow ... you name it! Nothing stopped Minnesota's Parkinson's community and Moving Day Twin Cities 2013. As of Saturday, May 4, more than $184,000 has been raised --- $10,000 over last year and $11,000 from our stretch goal. We are entering donations into the system as fast as our volunteers can type (donations will appear on participant personal pages.) All participants have until then end of May to get the donations to NPFM. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual who raise the most money. In addition, participants who raise more than $250 are eligible for these fabulous prizes.***
***Online donations continue. To donate follow the links in the top right corner of this page or select the 'Donate' button in the header.***
Moving Day Twin Cities
9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Opening comments and Move!
11:30 a.m. Closing ceremony and prizes
Moving Day® is taking place across the country. The event is part of the plan to raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s. Money raised will continue to support education, outreach, respite and more through NPFM. NPF recruited Katie Couric, whose father had Parkinson’s, to help promote Moving Day nationally. NPF also brought onboard national sponsors. Every attendee will receive a gift for participating.
We are planning an exciting day. In 2012, nearly 3,000 people attended Moving Day, including people with Parkinson’s, families, friends, health care professionals and family teams. Again in 2013 we will walk and enjoy music, food, family photos, and activities in the in the Movement Pavilion such as chair exercises, PowerUp and more. If you're walking, you may choose from three paths: 2.5 miles, 1.6 miles or .25 miles. It's a day to walk a little, walk a lot, move in the pavilion. You may even want to dance or listen to music.
Plymouth’s Hilde Center is at 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447. It's west of Struthers Parkinson’s Center on Highway 55 next to Plymouth City Hall. General parking is available at Lifetime Fitness. The drop off and handicapped parking is on the City Hall lot. We ask that Moving Day Twin Cities participants who do not have trouble walking park at Lifetime. We'll have people and signs to help you find the lots.
The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is working to improve the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. We sponsor Parkinson’s-friendly events ro raise money to support Parkinson's education, outreach and other resources. We provide this information to those searching for answers while inspiring others to support the fight against Parkinson’s disease. NPFM is a chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation. For more than a half century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $172 million in care, research and support services.
An extra special thank you to our local sponsors: