Moving Day® Atlanta — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Atlanta

Through your participation in Moving Day®, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:

Center of Excellence – Emory University Movement Disorders Center

Free Resources

Moving Day® Atlanta helps provide free resources in your community:

  • Aware in Care hospitalization kits
  • Educational Books
  • Toll-free Helpline
  • Wellness Classes

Community Programs

Moving Day® Atlanta helps support existing programs and launch new ones to help people with Parkinson’s live life well. Click on a link below to find more information about the program.

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Emory University Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research to conduct community outreach and research advocacy

This program will expand its efforts to build trust between clinical researchers and underserved seniors with Parkinson’s, encouraging seniors to become patient advocates for medical research.

Dates: More information to follow

Location: More information to follow

Contact: More information to follow


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Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation

Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation, Inc. (LDBF) – PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PD is a non-contact boxing training workout that provides intense exercise along with the intentional mind-body, goal-oriented coordination that research shows may help slow the progression of PD. It’s a chance to get some vigorous exercise in a safe, fun and social environment.

How to sign up: Sign up by attending two complimentary classes for a fitness assessment.

Dates: I/II level classes: Designed for active people with minimal symptoms who want to stay fit with an intense workout. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12 p.m., and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

III/IV level classes: Designed for people with more advanced PD symptoms seeking to address balance, slow movement, and other impairments with a less intense workout, more individual attention and seated/supported exercise. Physical therapists and volunteers will assist fighters. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Delgado Boxing & Fitness, 6010-C Sandy Springs Circle, Atlanta, GA 30328

Contact: Paul Delgado, Livramento Delgado Boxing, paul@delgadoboxing.net, 678-481-4169

Community-based Parkinson’s exercise program by PD Gladiators

The PD Gladiators Metro Atlanta Fitness Network is an affiliation of Metro Atlanta fitness instructors, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, personal trainers, experienced volunteers with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers offering a package of PD-specific exercise classes and support that will help people with Parkinson’s design a personal exercise program that is effective, fun and sustainable. PD Gladiators classes are now offered in about 60 weekly classes across Atlanta, providing easy access to PD-specific programming.

How to sign up: Participants can register at www.pdgladiators.org, by calling 770-450-0792 or in person with the instructor before any class.

Dates: Our network offers about 60 weekly classes at various days and times. Visit the class locator to find your nearest class.

Location: Metro Atlanta

Contact: Larry Kahn, PD Gladiators, Inc., lkahn22@gmail.com, 770-698-0561


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Atlanta, please call us at 404-563-9989 or ctennant@parkinson.org.

Community Grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day®, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.

100 events in the first five years, more than 100,000 participants, and nearly $14M raised.