Many thanks from the National Parkinson
Foundation Rome, GA to the many participants and donors that made our 2nd Annual Moving Day
Walk for Parkinson's a success through contributions, volunteering and attending! Raising awareness of PD in our area is one of our major goals and this event will help us make a difference. Also, a big thank you to all of our sponsors!
We look forward to next year being bigger and better as we continue to raise funds and Parkinson's awareness!
If you wish to make a general donation to the Rome, GA Chapter, or to learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.gaparkinsons.org.
The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation Georgia Chapter’s Vbr/>annual fundraising walk event. It is a day of joining together and raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to a fundraising walk, this is a celebration of movement, with a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance and much more. People with Parkinson’s, families, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate
leaders and corporate teams, joining together to raise funds in support of the Foundation’s mission.
It is a day to move, a day that will move you and a day to move others.
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.