Moving Day® Pittsburgh
The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s annual fundraising walk event. In its 4th year, Pittsburgh’s 2014 Moving Day will take place on Saturday, October 18th at Highmark Stadium and Station Square.
Last year, Pittsburgh’s Moving Day included over 500 participants and 100 volunteers who came together in support of NPFWPA while raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease in our communities. Because of the unbelievable effort by those living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, friends and families, local corporate leaders and corporate teams, healthcare professionals and community leaders, NPFWPA was able to raise nearly $100,000.00 in funds that directly impact our ability to expand and develop crucial programs and services that coincide with the foundation’s mission.
Moving Day is a family-friendly event that provides music, entertainment, fun and games for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to the walk, participants can get involved in yoga, dance, stretching activities and chair-based exercises within the Movement Pavilion to keep in step with the day’s theme of celebrating movement.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 18th for Moving Day Pittsburgh 2014… whether as team captain or team member, an individual participant, corporate sponsor or corporate team member, or volunteer, Moving Day will undoubtedly be a day to move, a day that will move you and a day to move others.
PEOPLE WHO MOVE CHANGE THE WORLD®!
The National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania 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.
There are approximately 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease in in Western Pennsylvania; as the only local organization providing non-medical supportive services, NPFWPA is committed to providing information and referral, special programs and events, education, awareness and advocacy for all persons affected by the diagnosis of Parkinson disease in the tri-state area.
Through its Parkinson Wellness Program offered at six sites, the foundation provides physical exercise and socialization opportunities tailored to the needs of people living with PD. NPFWPA also coordinates and provides assistance to 23 regional support groups, including two young-onset support groups created to help those diagnosed under-50 years of age. NPFWPA holds special programming throughout the year for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers and loved ones, including the Parkinson Primer, Considering DBS, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Dance for Parkinson’s and the Living Well Conference.
NPFWPA’s presence within the region can help alleviate the stress of not knowing where to turn for support services, community resources, education, advocacy and awareness so those living with Parkinson’s disease, and their loved ones and caregiver, may continue to live their lives with perseverance, grace and purpose.