Thank you Kansas City!


A very heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that made a donation, walked with us, volunteered, or otherwise supported the Parkinson’s Foundation at Moving Day Kansas City 2018!

The beautiful weather coupled with the excitement and passion of more than 1,200 participants made for a phenomenal day. Your efforts and generosity set a new Moving Day Kansas City fundraising record of $271,886 (and counting)! That’s more than $70,000 over our original goal and more than $40,000 over our previous record!

This wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for such an outpouring of support and dedication to making life better for people with Parkinson’s.

Please join us in congratulating our current top fundraising teams: Edward Jones – Kent Donley, Stew’s Crew, Hogan’s Heroes, Dimmel Dimmel Dimmel, Victorious, Jan’s Fans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Team Gondring, and the Flynn Team.

Also, congratulations to our current top fundraising individuals: Kent Donley, Brian Stewart, Victoria Tane, Robert Paul, Suzanne Dimmel, Jan Parkinson, Jason Young, Rick Kastner, Steve Weiss, and Doug Hammer.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who selflessly gave their time and energy to make the day run smoothly. We especially want to extend a very special thanks to our outstanding planning committee: Beth Trimmer, Brandon Dunklau, Brian O’Connor, Courtney Goin, Doug West, Erin Andersen, Jill McCarthy, Kimberli Chalmers, Laura Mullennix, Michael Campbell, Mike Tota, Pam Hermon, Phil Zaman, Sandy Porter, Sharon Funkhouser, Susan Melton, Tammy Dowd, Teri West, Tiffany Clair, and our amazing Planning Committee Chair – Vicki Campbell. Their hard work and tireless efforts led the way in making Moving Day Kansas City 2018 such a huge success.

Moving Day Kansas City 2018 Planning Committee

A great big thanks goes out to our Movement Pavilion presenters for keeping us moving: Let’s Dance instructor Tiffany Best, Sarissa Curry of Rock Steady Boxing – In Your Corner KC, Hillary Daluz from The Jewish Community Center, Greg Kristoff from the Visiting Nurse Association, and Kathy Meyer with the Parkinson’s Foundation Wellness Classes.

Thank you to the following presenters, speakers, and entertainers: emcee Neal Jones of KCTV 5, speakers Penny Pennington and Kent Donley from Edward Jones, KC Wolf from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Johnson County Community College Golden Girls, Calvin the Comets Soccer Canine, and Boy Scout Troop 1054.

Please join us in thanking our National Partners: AbbVie, Adamas, Impax, Medtronic, Lundbeck, Right at Home, and Sunovion.

Also, thank you to our Local Sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Edward Jones, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Planet Fitness, US WorldMeds, CBIZ, Cushman & Wakefield, Lakeview Village, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, The Delmar Gardens Family, The Healthcare Resorts of Kansas, and Tortoise Capital Advisors.

Additional thanks to our in-kind contributors: Cosentino’s Price Chopper, KJB Packaging Solutions, Midland Radios, Page Communications, and Panera.

Most importantly, thank you to EVERYONE who came out to make the event so very special! We appreciate everything you do and couldn’t be successful without you.

Remember, it’s not too late to add to the fundraising record! Moving Day Kansas City 2018 donations will be accepted until July 9. In addition, all individuals that raise $500 or more by that date are eligible for additional prizes for their fundraising efforts.

We can’t wait to see you next year at Moving Day Kansas City on June 8, 2019!

PS – Check out our Facebook page for Moving Day photos and please feel free to like, share and tag. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view the photos, but if you do, like our page while you’re there!


Moving Day has raised nearly $45 million and brought more than 186,000 participants together.