Why We Walk

Why move for Moving Day®?

Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives. Learn more about how we fight for people with Parkinson’s and their families in this short video. We are in this fight together–#whywefight.

Funds raised through Moving Day® also support our national mission by:

Learn more about how you can get involved with the Parkinson’s Foundation.

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, we believe that every person with Parkinson’s should get the best treatment and care. Everything we do helps people live their best lives today until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s. The great impact of Moving Day® is thanks to supporters like you.

Did you know that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face Parkinson’s alone. That is why the Parkinson’s Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.

Research Funding

The Parkinson’s Foundation has funded more than $200 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. We continue to be a major funder of research programs. Learn more.

Your Dollars at Work

Moving Day® does so much more than raise funds—it provides
a platform for the Parkinson’s Foundation to support local communities across the country through grants that provide health, wellness, support and other critically important services in their area. Learn more.

Moving Day® Milestones

Since its launch in 2011, through 2016, the Parkinson’s Foundation has hosted 100 Moving Day events in cities across the U.S. Check out our incredible milestones and join our efforts today!

Get Started With Us Today

Moving Day® is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal— to help beat Parkinson’s.

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