The National Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (NPFWPA) is holding Moving Day, a fundraising walk for Parkinson’s disease (PD) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highland Park Reservoir. Moving Day is more than just a walk; it highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because they are essential in treating Parkinson’s disease. The money raised will help improve the lives of PD patients and families affected by the 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, and more—all of which are proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.
With an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 new cases each year in the United States, approximately one person every nine minutes is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). With one in 300 people having the disease, there are about 10,000 people in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area with PD.
Last year’s event raised more than $116,000, and the goal for the 2014 event is $120,000. Moving Day helps the NPFWPA provide education and resources, offer outreach programming, support research on Parkinson’s-related treatment, train healthcare professionals dealing with Parkinson’s and raise awareness with government officials and communities throughout the United States.
To register or donate, people can visit www.movingdaypittsburgh.org.
About the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania
Established in 1995 and formally affiliated with the National Parkinson Foundation in Spring 2011, the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania provides services, support, and education for those living with Parkinson disease and their families and supports medical research to discover the cause and cure.
For more information about the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, please visit http://pfwpa.org or call 412-837-2542.
About the National Parkinson Foundation
Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education, and outreach. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $164 million in care, research and support services.
For more information about the National Parkinson Foundation, please visit www.parkinson.org or call 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).