Moving Day® DC
We walked to support the National Parkinson Foundation and those living with Parkinson's disease! The event was held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the National Sylvan Theater.
Next year's event it already scheduled:
National Sylvan Theater (Washington Monument Grounds), Washington, D.C.
What is Moving Day®?
Moving Day® was launched in 2011 by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). It was created to bring communities together in order to raise awareness and funds to fight Parkinson's Disease. Join Right at Home as we walk together to support the National Parkinson Foundation. Proceeds raised from Moving Day® provide local services for people with Parkinson's and also fund research to improve the lives of over a million people living with Parkinson's.
Why Moving Day®?
Parkinson's Disease impacts brain cells that control movement and coordination. The disease can progress into uncontrollable shakes, tremors, and difficulty with walking and other movements. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson's but daily movement can provide relief. The National Parkinson Foundation strives to make Moving Day a symbol of hope for those who affected by the disease.
What is Being Done to Fight Parkinson's?
There may not be a complete solution to Parkinson's disease, but there is a lot that can be done by organizations and individuals alike. The National Parkinson Foundation continues to grow its Moving Day initiative. Across the country, people from all backgrounds gather together to support the cause. To educate and serve as an outreach program, to fundraise to provide cutting edge research for doctors to treat Parkinson's, to advance the care each person battling Parkinson's, and to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of Parkinson's and the need for support of each and every community.
You're Part in the Cause
Our part as individuals may seem small, but creates a significant impact as we work together. The National Parkinson Foundation has made getting involved simple and fun. If you have a desire to further a cause, by educating, raising awareness, fundraising, or just walking with your friends and family you have a part to play in Moving Day.