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National Parkinson Foundation: Moving Day

It happens every day over and over again across the United States, as well as across the globe. A person is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. For the United States, these people facing a difficult and painful diagnosis accumulate to roughly 60,000 people annually, nearly enough to fill Heinz Field home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What Is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's disease is a neurological movement disorder that acts progressively taking the most competent of men and women into a battle to complete simple daily tasks. Unlike Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s affects 50 percent more men than women and the earliest stages of the disorder generally appear in a person's early to mid-60's. There are no known cures for Parkinson's, but medications, and in extreme cases surgery, can drastically control the symptoms of Parkinson's.

What Is Being Done?

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.


Moving Day

Moving Day is a growing phenomenon. The initiative is still a baby. 2017 will mark another year of Moving Day, and the success it has seen is noteworthy. In 2016 over three million dollars were raised, over 1,400 teams banded together to move for the cause, and over 20 events were held across the country.

Moving Day By The Numbers

Over $3,200,000 were raised
More than 1,400 teams participated
14,000 Individuals joined in
Over 20 major cities took part

Your 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.

Next Steps

Read testimonials and memories that came from Moving Day 2016
See when a Moving Day is taking place near you & sign up!
Donate to help support an individual or a team that is walking to fight Parkinson's

Right at Home & The National Parkinson Foundation

Right at Home's mission is "to improve the quality of life for those we serve." That mission is an all-encompassing call reaching every person we interact with. As we function as a national sponsor of Moving Day we encourage you to participate by joining in the walk. Right at Home believes in the mission and the cause that the National Parkinson Foundation lives out every day. Supporting families and individuals that battle neurological diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other dementias is both a fight that is best done with a strong support group, and a privilege to work alongside courageous people. We hope to see you there! Even more, we'd love to meet you and hear why you chose to walk!

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