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.
awareness about the prevalence of Parkinson’s
and the need for our government, the public and communities to stand up and
Learn more about our
Meet our National Chair
Couric is the honorary national chair of Moving Day® in memory of her father,
who had Parkinson’s disease.
"Every individual coping with this disease should have
the same quality care my Dad did, and that's why the work of the NPF is so
Its three-pronged mission of research, education, and outreach will help
countless people suffering from Parkinson's today and will develop better
treatments for the scores who will be diagnosed in the future.
am proud to be a part of this mission and in doing so, honor my wonderful
father, who was a true profile in courage as he soldiered on every day to
remain an active and vibrant part of the family he so loved." - Katie Couric