This October, Moving Day Miami 2021 honors Steve and Adrienne Messing
The Parkinson’s Foundation will host Moving Day Miami, a socially distanced gathering, on Oct. 23, 2021, at Maurice A. Ferre’ Park. The community event is one of 40 taking place across the country this spring. Funds raised through Moving Day will support cutting-edge research, care, and education programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families in Palm Beach and throughout the country.
One million Americans are living with Parkinson’s, with 60,000 people newly diagnosed each year, with 64,000 living in Florida. Moving Day Miami is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites the community and honors loved ones with PD. Moving Day events across the country have raised more than $30.8 million dollars to improve care and advance research toward a cure.
This year, the Florida Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation is honoring Steve and Adrienne Messing at Moving Day Miami. Since 2018, the Messing’s’ have been long-time volunteers, advocates, and supporters of the Foundation.
“By keeping the community connected during this global health crisis, we are able to continue to unite and inspire PD communities,” said Steve Messing. “Living each day with Parkinson’s can be challenging, and it gives us hope to know that we can safely honor people with Parkinson’s, raise funds and celebrate movement together.”
Moving Day Miami is a celebration of movement and exercise—proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Community members will be able to experience some of the staple events, like the Movement exercises, We Move Ceremony, and of course, the Moving Day Walk – all while following safety and health protocols.
“While Moving Day Miami will look different this year, our commitment to making life better for people living with Parkinson’s has not changed,” said Tami Brown, Development Director for the Parkinson’s Foundation Florida Chapter. “Moving Day gives our community the chance to speak up about Parkinson’s disease, raise awareness and move others to take action in a safe environment.”
Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation national mission by: delivering quality care to people living with PD; funding cutting-edge research to advance toward a cure; providing free resources and local services for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
To learn more about Moving Day Miami and how you, your family and friends, and/or your company can get involved, please visit www.MovingDay.org. Moving Day is made possible, in part, through the generous support of national and local partners including Amneal, Lundbeck, Abbott, Right at Home, Sunovion, Boston Scientific, Kyowa Kirin, and Acorda.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.