National Parkinson Foundation: Keep on Moving!

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The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day® Walk is a fun, inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Held in cities across the United States, it is the first grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives you the chance to speak out in your own community.

Move any way you want...

Moving Day® is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease.  Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal— to help beat Parkinson’s. 


Why move for Moving Day®? 


By taking part in Moving Day® you become part of a nationwide movement to beat Parkinson’s disease. As many as 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The money you raise through Moving Day will help improve the lives of every person with Parkinson’s by supporting NPF’s vital mission including:

• Parkinson’s Disease education and outreach through public awareness campaigns on early warning signs and treatment, as well as free patient resources for patients and their families.

• Cutting-edge research aimed at better treatment and care for people with Parkinson’s.

• Advancement of clinical care through healthcare professional training and other initiatives like our Aware in Care campaign and the Parkinson’s Disease Toolkit.

• Raising awareness about the prevalence of Parkinson’s and the need for our government, the public and communities to stand up and take action.


Learn more about our mission


Moving by Numbers


Now in its third year, Moving Day® continues to grow at a great pace! In 2014 Raising funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease.


Moving Day® Stats 2014:

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• Over $3 million raised in 2014 ($1 million increase)


• Over a 25% increase in the number of team registered from 2013 (1,300)

• Nearly 1,000 more walkers registered than in 2013 (7% increase)

20 Moving Day® events in 2014

• Nearly $2.4 million raised by teams in 2014. (61% increase on 2013)

• The average amount raised by a participant in 2014 was $166



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