Moving Day Chicago — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Soldier Field – South Lot | Map
Activities Begin: 9:00 AM I We Move Ceremony: 10:30 AM

Contact: Eric Fragoules | ph: 312-201-4099 | efragoules@parkinson.org
Website: www.parkinson.org/GreaterIllinois


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Activities Schedule

Time  
9:00 AM Walk & Festivities Begin
9:00 AM We Move Demonstrations Begin
10:00 AM We Move Ceremony Begins
10:30 AM We Move Demonstration Exercises Resume
12:00 PM Event Closes

We Move Demonstration Schedule

Time Movement Demonstrations on Stage
9:00 AM Rock Steady Boxing
9:30 AM Flex-ABILITY
10:30 AM GO! Tango PD
11:00 AM Breakthrough Karate

What to Expect at Moving Day

Participants are invited to put on their Moving Day gear and join us in person at Moving Day Chicago. This year’s event will put our community’s energy on full display as we return to celebrating movement together. Bring your friends and family to exercise, learn about Parkinson’s resources, take part in our signature We Move Ceremony, and, of course, enjoy the Moving Day Walk. You don’t want to miss the inspiring day we have planned for you!

Moving Day Chicago will take place rain or shine. Check the weather forecast to prepare accordingly. Should conditions warrant any change, we will announce it via email and on the Moving Day website.

Registration

We ask that everyone who attends Moving Day please register at MovingDayChicago.org before the event. We are eliminating onsite registration and check-in this year.

Important Safety Information

Our priority is to bring our community back together while continuing to keep everyone safe. We are closely following all CDC, state and local safety guidelines. We strongly encourage you to wear a face mask despite your vaccination status. Physical distancing practices will be enforced to reduce the spread of COVID.

Incentives

Fundraising incentives will be tracked prior to the event and distributed at the Rewards Tent.

Everyone who raises $100 will receive a Moving Day Chicago T-shirt. Anyone who raises $250, or more, will receive Moving Day Socks and a T-shirt. Participants who raise $500 or more will receive a Moving Day Canvas Tote Bag, and anyone who raises $1,000 or more will receive a Moving Day polo shirt and recognition on the National Moving Day website.

Cash and check donations will be accepted at the Donation Tent for day-of donations. Checks should be made payable to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Donations

Cash, check and credit card donations will be accepted on walk day.

Donations can be mailed to the address below prior to or after Moving Day.

Parkinson’s Foundation Greater Illinois
ATTN: Moving Day Chicago
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Please include a note with your donation(s) indicating the participant and/or team the donation(s) should be credited to.

Directions

The event is located at Soldier Field – South Lot.

From the South

Take I-94 N to exit 53C toward I-55 North / Lake Shore Drive. Then take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North, then take the exit for 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

From the North / Northwest

Take I-90 or I-94 South toward Downtown Chicago. Take exit 53 to merge onto I-55 N. Then, take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North. Exit at 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

From the West

Take I-290 East toward Downtown Chicago. Merge onto I-90 / I-94 East toward Indiana. Then, take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North. Exit at 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

Public Transportation

  • Soldier field is easily accessible by the CTA Red, Green, and Orange Lines at the Roosevelt Station (1 mile walk to South Lot entrance)
  • Accessible by Metra Electra District at 18th Street stop
  • Visit www.transitchicago.com

When you arrive, please follow the Moving Day signs.

Parking

Parking is available for all attendees in the Solider Field – South Lot for $25, just steps away from Moving Day Chicago’s event site.

Walk Route

For this year’s walk portion, the walk route will open at 9:00 AM and you can walk at any time.

Length of walk

Short Route – ¼ Mile

Long Route – 2.0 Miles

The Moving Day walk will have two routes, a Short Route and a Long Route. Both Routes will begin at the Soldier Field – South Lot and head South down the Lakeshore Trail. The trail will remain open to all, so please share the path.

Click here to download the walk route map.

Click here to download the event site map.

Restrooms

ADA Restrooms will be available at Moving Day Chicago.

Refreshments/Snacks

Light healthy snacks and water will be available in the Food Tent.

Pets

For everyone’s safety, please leave your pets at home.


To learn more about the resources in your area, and the great work of the Parkinson’s Foundation Greater Illinois, please visit our website www.parkinson.org/GreaterIllinois.

If you have any questions about Moving Day, are interested in sponsorship opportunities or would like information about the foundation, please contact us below:

Eric Fragoules | ph: 312-201-4099 | efragoules@parkinson.org

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day Chicago / Eric Fragoules
Parkinson’s Foundation Greater Illinois
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Moving Day has raised over $30.8 million and brought more than 150,000 participants together.