National Parkinson Foundation: Keep on Moving!

 

Moving Day

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Justin Herman Plaza

 

Colleen Fischer - Moving Day® Bay Area Coordinator l Tel no. 925-421-6737 l cfischer@parkinson.org

 

Event Details

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Location: Justin Herman Plaza (Across from the Ferry Building in the Embarcadero)
Address: 4 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Register/Check-In/Booths Open: 9:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 10:30 AM
Route Length: 1 mile / 2 mile / 3 mile  Participants can also opt to move with us as exercise classes continue in the Movement Pavilion during the walk portion.
Contact: Colleen Fischer, Moving Day® Bay Area Coordinator and Community Development Manager (cfischer@parkinson.org)

For more information call: 925-421-6737 or 832-489-4500

Directions and Parking

Justin Herman Plaza is located at 2 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94133.  It is located directly across the street from the Ferry Building and sits behind the Hyatt Hotel.  The driving directions address is 4 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Parking PDSFParking information:
All-day parking is available at Embarcadero Center Two, Three and  Four garages. There will be a flat rate of $10 for walk participants. 


Metered Parking:
On Sundays, metered parking is available for free until noon, except along the Embarcadero where metering hours start at 7am. Always pay attention to posted parking hours. 

Public Transportation: Embarcadero Bart and MUNI are some of the closest forms of public transportation.  Upon exiting the stations, continue 2 blocks Northeast on Market Street toward the Ferry Building and arrive at Justin Herman Plaza on the left. For more information, visit www.bart.gov, www.MUNI.gov

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Participants who raised $100 or more will receive an official Moving Day® T-shirt. The $100 is based on individual fundraising and not team fundraising amounts. Participants can collect their shirt event day at the T-Shirt booth after receiving a coupon when they check-in at registration the morning of the walk.

Donations
In addition to online contributions, donations will be accepted on the day of the walk.  These can be turned in at Registration upon arriving.  You must fill out a donation envelope in order to turn in donations.  These can be picked up at the registration tent.

Route
1 mile, 2 mile and 3 mile routes will be available.  We will be walking along the Embarcadero on the water-side of the street toward AT&T Park.  We will have volunteer support stations set up along the route at the 1/2-mile, 1-mile and 1.5 mile turn around points.  We will also have a water stop at the 1.5-mile turnaround point keep everyone hydrated.



What can I do before the walk?

1.  Grab some continental breakfast items at the food tent.  Chat with our National Partners and Local Sponsors. 
2.  Visit with all of the incredible medical teams and companies in our Resource Pavilion.
3.  Pick up your Moving Day t-shirt if you qualify for one.
4.  Join in for a couple of movement classes on stage.
5.  Take photos with your cell phone and post them to our social media pages:
Facebook Moving Day® SF:  https://www.facebook.com/npfmovingdaysanfrancisco 
Facebook NPF Northern CA:  https://www.facebook.com/NPFNorthernCA?fref=ts
Twitter:  @MovingDaySF
              Instagram:  parkinsondotorg


 

What about after the walk?

1.  Stick around for the closing ceremony to hear who are our top teams for 2017, and watch the drawing for the door prizes!
2.  Join the fun at the closing Plaza Summer of Love dance party with tie-dyed sno-cones!
2.  Setup a picnic in the adjacent Sue Bierman Park for your team to continue celebrating after the walk concludes.
3.  Make some new friends!
4.  Celebrate movement!
5.  Once the walk is concluded, take advantage of the San Francisco waterfront and visit the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, Lombard Street, or visit any of the local attractions nearby.

 

Are there restrooms?

Yes, there will be portable restrooms along the back side of the large fountain.  There will be both standard and wheelchair accessible accommodations.

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Scroll down the page to see the answers to the questions listed beneath the catagory titles below.  Have a question not listed here?  Please contact walk coordinator, Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

ABOUT THE WALK

Where is my local walk?
What time does it begin?
What is the agenda of the day?
How long is the walk?
How long will Moving Day® take?
Are the routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or scooters?
What if it rains?
What if I get tired along the Walk?
How can I form a Moving Day® team?
How much does it cost to participate?
Where does the money go?
What is a Movement Pavilion?
What types of organizations will be in the Resource Pavilion?
How can my organization become a part of the Resource Pavilion?
How can my company become a sponsor of Moving Day®?

 

GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS

What if I need brochures and posters for others?
Can my child (12 or under) participate in Moving Day? Do they need to raise money?

What if a friend wants to come along at the last minute and isn't registered?

Can I bring my dog?

How do I unsubscribe from e-mail?

 

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANT CENTER

What is the Participant Center?

I forgot my Username and Password.  What do I do?

How do I change my Username and/or Password?

By default I have a personal fundraising page, do I have to change it?

I had personalized my page last year, but don’t see it on my new page for this year.  Do you have a copy of that for me to use this year?

How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
How do I change my team name, team division or team goal?
How can I see who has donated to me?

How can I see who is on my team?

What is a team message?

What is the difference between making my personal page private or public? 

 

FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS

How do I sponsor someone online?

People have asked me for a receipt. What should I do?

Whom do I make checks payable to?

Where do I send my pledge money?

How do I turn in money/checks/donations?

What if I want to move fundraising contributions between team members or fellow walkers?

I have donations, but I am unable to participate in the Walk.

What if my company wants to match my donations?

I am unable to attend, but would like to fundraise. How do I do this?

How much should I raise?

 


 

ABOUT THE WALK

Where is my local walk?

Moving Day® San Francisco will be held in Justin Herman Plaza, across from the Ferry Building in the Embarcadero area of downtown San Francisco. 

 

What time does it begin?
Walker check-in and registration begin at 9:00 AM and the walk portion of the day begins at 10:30 AM. 

 

Full agenda of the day:

9:00 AM – Registration Opens/Resource Pavilion/Movement Pavilion opens

9:30 AM – Movement Demonstration #1

9:50 AM – Movement Demonstration On Stage

10:10 AM – Opening Ceremony

10:30 AM – Walk Begins

10:50 AM – 30 minute Seated Class for those with limited mobility

11:30 AM - Walk portion comes to a close

11:45 AM – Door Prizes drawn and Top Teams announced

11:50 AM – Closing Ceremonies start

12:00 PM – Plaza is open for celebrating and dancing to a variety of music that will MOVE your feet.  J

12:30 PM – event ends

 

How long is the walk?
Moving Day® San Francisco offers 1 mile, 2 mile and 3 mile options as well as a seated class that continues during the walk itself.

 

How long will Moving Day® take?
Most walkers will finish by 11:30 AM. Walkers are invited to stay after they finish for the festivities and celebration including announcements of top teams and top fundraisers.

 

Are the routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or scooters?
Yes. All of our routes are accessible for participants in wheelchairs or scooters, as well as families with strollers or wagons.

 

What if it rains?
Moving Day® San Francisco will take place RAIN or SHINE.

 

What if I get tired along the Walk?
Along the Embarcadero there are public benches for whenever you need to sit.  There are also volunteer support teams at Pier 15 and Pier 27 if you need more direct support.

 

How can I form a Moving Day® team?
Visit the Team Info Page for more information.  You can also review the help video for creating a team HERE.

 

How much does it cost to participate?
There is no fee to register for Moving Day®, but we ask that everyone considers fundraising at least $100. Your donations and fundraising efforts help support the National Parkinson Foundation as well as funding programs in the local Bay Area. If your pledges total $100 or more, you will receive an official Moving Day® T-shirt. You may also qualify for other great prizes as you continue to fundraise.

 

Where does the money go?
Moving Day® supports vital research and free NPF initiatives like:

NPF Helpline - 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)

Rainbow Books

Aware In Care Kits

Webinars

Parkinson’s Central Phone App

Online Library

Bay Area PD Community Programs & Services

 

Dance Demo MDSF 2015What is a Movement Pavilion?

The Movement Pavilions are tents that will house exercise instructors teaching various classes of Parkinson’s specific movements.  While the classes are geared to PD, anyone in attendance can join and MOVE with us any way they want.

 

What types of organizations will be in the Resource Pavilion?

We have a little sampling from organizations throughout the Bay Area.  Medical groups like UCSF and Kaiser, PPSG, PD Active, World Parkinson’s Congress and more!  You can also visit our sponsor booths for a wide variety of materials and companies with information on PD.  The full listing of companies will be available here as soon as they are finalized.

 

How can my organization become a part of the Resource Pavilion? 

Organizations interested in becoming a part of the Resource Pavilion should reach out to walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

How can my company become a sponsor of Moving Day®?

Companies interested in supporting Moving Day® should reach out to walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 


 

 

 

GENERAL

 

What if I need brochures and posters for others?
To request brochures and posters please email walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

Can my child (12 or under) participate in Moving Day? Do they need to raise money?
Moving Day® is fun for the whole family! Please register your children to join your Moving Day® team!  Children are not required to raise money, but may want to help their family and friends as they raise funds.  We recognize that young children may not have the ability to raise funds like adults do, but please keep in mind that with a little help from an adult, children have the potential to be big fundraisers!!

 

What if a friend wants to come along at the last minute and isn't registered?
They can register the morning of the walk as a team member or individual walker at the event check-in/registration tent.

 

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are permitted in Justin Herman Plaza, but they must be leashed at all times and have any needs cleaned up appropriately.

 

How do I unsubscribe from e-mail?
We communicate important event details by e-mail to keep overhead low. However, you always have the option to unsubscribe from e-mail. Towards the bottom of each e-mail message there is a link stating, "Click Here to Unsubscribe from this E-mail Message" and follow the instructions given to unsubscribe.



ABOUT THE PARTICIPANT CENTER

What is Participant Center?
Your Participant Center is an online promotional tool for your use when asking your friends and family to join your team or sponsor you by making a donation. Once you sign up for an event online, by default, you will have an account created for you. You have the option of creating a personal page by going to your account center. You will be able to customize images, text, the style/color layout of the page, and send emails.  If you would like help customizing your page, please contact walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

I forgot my Username and Password.  What do I do?
Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Click here to find your username or password & and you will receive an e-mail with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us at: cfischer@parkinson.org.

 

How do I change my Username and/or Password?
Login to your Participant Center site using your username and password. On the upper right corner of the next screen locate the My Profile link under your name. In the Profile page, you will then be able to change your contact information, e-mail address, username and password. All changes will be made to your account immediately. There is no need to sign in again.

 

By default I have a personal fundraising page, do I have to change it?
Once you sign up for an event online, by default, you will have an account created for you. A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters. While you can spread the word using customized e-mail solicitations, your personal campaign page can be your own creative expression of your commitment to the cause. Customize your page by selecting the layout and style that work best for you. Utilize the elements of text, photo and status indicators to their fullest advantage. If you would like help customizing your page, please contact walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

I had personalized my page last year, but don’t see it on my new page for this year.  Do you have a copy of that for me to use this year?

Yes, we can access your page from last year and upload that information to your current page.  If you would like to have that text added, please contact walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org or call her at 925-421-6737.

 

How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
First, you will need to login to your Participant Center. Once you are logged in click the link My Participant Center in the upper right hand side of the screen, under your name.  Click on the PROGRESS tab in the middle of the screen (just under Home and Register).  When the next screen opens click on the blue (Change) link under your current goal.  Make your edits, and save.

 

How do I change my team name, team division or team goal?
To change your team name and team division, please email walk coordinator, Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org.  Only the team captain has the ability to change the team goal. First, you will need to login to your Participant Center. Once you are logged in click the link My Participant Center in the upper right hand side of the screen, under your name.  Click on the PROGRESS tab in the middle of the screen (just under Home and Register).  When the next screen opens click on the TEAM link on the right side of the screen.   CLICK on the blue (Change) link under your current goal.  If you need help changing your team goal, please email walk coordinator, Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org.

 

How can I see who has donated to me?
Login to your Participant Center.  Once you are logged in click the link “My Participant Center” in the upper right hand side of the screen, under your name.  On the next screen click the "Progress" link on top; this will allow you to view your donor list and any amounts having been donated. If you're a team captain you will see a 'Personal' and 'Team' link on the right side of the Progress page. Click the 'Team' link and you can see who made donations to the team.

 

How can I see who is on my team?
First, you will need to login to your Participant Center. Once you are logged in click the link My Participant Center in the upper right hand side of the screen, under your name.  Click on the PROGRESS tab in the middle of the screen (just under Home and Register).  When the next screen opens click on the TEAM link on the right side of the screen.  On your Team progress page, scroll down and you will be able to view or download your team rosters.

 

What is a team message?
Only Team Captains can change the Team Message. Login to your Participant Center and you will see 'Message from Your Team Captain' on the right side. At the bottom of that box click 'Edit' link to change your team message.

 

What is the difference between making my personal page private or public?
By default, a personal page is Public, meaning your name will appear in the participant search list, and anyone accessing the site will be able to support you. Setting your personal page to Private means your name will not appear in the participant search list, and only people you personally invite will be able to support you.

 


 



FUNDRAISING and DONATIONS

How do I sponsor someone online?
To make an online donation follow these steps: 1) Go to Donate on the left tabs of the walk website 2) Search for the walker you want to support 3) Select your walker to go to their personal page 4) Click on the “Donate to” button on their personal page to make a donation.

 

People have asked me for a receipt. What should I do?
All donations made online will receive an automatic email acknowledgment. Cancelled checks can also serve as a receipt for IRS purposes. In addition all gifts with proper names and addresses will receive an acknowledgment letter from our National offices within 4-6 weeks of the donation being received.

 

Whom do I make checks payable to?
Please make checks payable to the National Parkinson Foundation.

 

Where do I send my pledge money?

Fill out this form - MDSF 2017 Walker Donation Form
Your donations can be mailed at any time to:
National Parkinson Foundation – Moving Day® SF

Attn: Mercedes Olivia

200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800

Miami, FL 33131

 

NPF’s Tax ID Number is:  13-1866796

 

Please make checks payable to the National Parkinson Foundation. Include your name in the memo section of the check and that it’s for Moving Day® San Francisco. You can also include a note in the envelope. This will help to properly indicate the donation in your account.  You can also fill out this FORM if you want to make sure you have all the information listed.

 

How do I turn in money/checks/donations?
Mail donations (no cash please) to the National Parkinson Foundation and include your name and Moving Day® San Francisco on the memo line. By turning in funds early, you can see your own goal thermometer rise. You may also hold on to cash and turn all in on walk day at the Registration tent.  Please refer to the form and mailing address listed above.

 

What if I want to move fundraising contributions between team members or fellow walkers?
We are unable to move money between participant fundraising accounts unless we have the written consent of the individual who made the original contribution indicating that he/she would like to reassign the contribution.  These requests can be sent to Moving Day® Coordinator Colleen Fischer at cfischer@parkinson.org

 

I have donations, but I am unable to participate in the Walk.
You can still turn in donations and be eligible for all the incentives as if you were there the day of the walk. Simply mail your monies collected to the National Parkinson Foundation.  See above for the form and address to mail the donations.

 

What if my company wants to match my donations?
To take part in the Matching Gifts Program, please visit your Human Resource Department or your Matching Gifts Coordinator and ask for a Matching Gift Form. Mail the completed form to the National Parkinson Foundation. Please include your information so we can apply the match correctly. For details about how to do a matching gifts CLICK HERE .

 

I am unable to attend, but would like to fundraise. How do I do this?
Register for the walk of your choice as a regular walker, but let your team leader know you will not be able to make it.  You can also make a general donation.

 

How much should I raise?
Moving Day® is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease.  Fundraising goals are personal decisions, but our walkers raise an average of $180.  Get ideas on the Fundraising Ideas page.

 

 

It is 'A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!'

 

We encourage you to visit our website www.parkinson.org to find resources in your area!

 

Moving Day® is the ’s annual fundraising walk event. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc. all proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.