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To benefit the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter and the National Parkinson Foundation
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Highmark Stadium
Very Gentle 1.5 or 2 Mile Walk Route
There is no registration fee and participants who raise at least $100 will receive a Moving Day T-shirt. Individuals who raise $250 or more are eligible for fabulous incentive prizes.
This year, Pittsburgh's Moving Day will kick off at our new and improved walk venue - Highmark Stadium! Our 1.5 and 2 mile walk route options will wind you through Station Square and back into Highmark Stadium where a morning filled with fun for the whole family is planned.
Face painting, balloon art and magic demonstrations will keep those young and young-at-heart throughly entertained. Special appearances will be made by the Pirate Parrot and Ammo the Riverhound. The Movement Pavilion will include chair-based exercises, stretching, yoga and a demonstration of our new Dance for Parkinson's class.
Music will include sets by local talents Joe Birch and classic rock cover band Time Tested. Shane Treloar, the "Boy with the Golden Voice" will once again sing our national anthem.
Don't forget to drop off a t-shirt at registration to be entered in our Team T-Shirt contest, and make sure you have your teams photo taken by our professional photographer against the stunning Pittsburgh skyline.
The 2013 Moving Day Committee and our event emcees Marty Griffin and Kristine Sorensen have planned one amazing morning for the entire family!
Moving Day® is a collaborative effort of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter. This event is a day of joining together and raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. In our 2nd Moving Day this past fall, over 500 participants, including people with Parkinson’s disease, family, friends, co-workers, healthcare providers, corporate leaders and corporate teams, joined together to exercise while raising funds in support of the Foundation’s mission.
In addition to a fundraising walk, this is a celebration of movement, with a special Movement Pavilion featuring various types of exercise including yoga, dance, and much more. The pavilion will be open when registration begins, through the end of the walk. For those who prefer not to walk, there will plenty of wonderful activities, entertainment and information to enjoy.
This year the walk will take place at the Highmark Stadium, the home of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer Club and our committee is hard at work to make this year's event even better!
It is 'A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!'
Moving Day Promise
Today we move. Because together we are bigger than Parkinson’s!
Today we move. For the friends and family who inspire with courage.
Today we move. Toward a future that we will shape.
Today on Moving Day, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
About our Chapter
The National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter provides service, support and education for those
living with Parkinson's disease and their families, and supports medical research
to discover the cause and cure.
Approximately 10,000 people in Western Pennsylvania live with Parkinson’s disease. As the leading community resource for Parkinson's disease, the Foundation is committed to serving the Parkinson community with services, education, and support. Through its Parkinson Wellness Program offered at six sites, the Foundation provides physical exercise and socialization, tailored to the needs of people with PD. The Foundation also coordinates and provides assistance to 23 regional support groups, including a young-onset support group created to help those diagnosed under 50. The Foundation also hosts a weekend retreat, “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease,” now in its sixth year. The retreats focus on self-management strategies, such as exercise, stress, motor and non-motor symptom management. Visit the Foundation's newly re-launched website for further information: www.pfwpa.org
A special thanks to our local sponsors who make this all possible.