Description: The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day is the National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio Chapter’s annual fundraising Walk event. It will be a day of joining together and raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Moving Day will feature family-friendly walk routes, music, and entertainment for people of all ages and abilities. In addition to a fundraising walk, it will be a celebration of movement, with a special Movement Pavilion featuring a variety of activities throughout the day showcasing exercise as a key component in helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease have a better quality of life.
We anticipate more than 500 participants, including people with Parkinson’s, families, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate leaders and corporate teams to join together to raise funds in support of the Foundation’s mission. It will be a day to move, a day that will move you and a day to move others.
1:00 p.m. - Registration Begins
2:00 p.m. - Walk Kicks Off
3:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
It is estimated that 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease (PD) with about 50,000 – 60,000 new cases diagnosed nationally each year. The number of Ohioans with PD is estimated at 30,000 – 50,000. For over 30 years, the National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio (formerly Central Ohio Parkinson Society) has been dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by PD in Central & Southeastern Ohio. Our support group network throughout our region provides an opportunity for the PD community to learn more about the disease, share experiences, and support each other. A variety of educational programs and resources are available to support groups and anyone requesting information to increase their knowledge of PD. Free classes are offered that are designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people touched by PD. Classes include speech therapy, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique and Delay the Disease exercise classes.
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Contact Name: National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio
Contact Phone: (614) 860-1901
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org