Moving Day Chicago — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Location: Soldier Field, South Tailgating Lot | MAP

Activities Begin: 9:00 a.m. | We Move Ceremony & Walk: 10:30 a.m.

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

What an event, what a day, what a community!

On behalf of the thousands of people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners we serve in the Greater Illinois area, we would like to thank everyone that participated in Moving Day Chicago 2019. The beautiful day coupled with the excitement and passion of everyone who attended made for a great day to fight Parkinson’s. Your hard work and dedication helped us raise over $400,000! Many thanks to each committee member, sponsor, team, resource partner and volunteer who gave their time, talent, and support to this important movement. Sending each of you our heartfelt appreciation for helping the Parkinson’s Foundation make life better for people living with Parkinson’s.

We are still accepting donations. Please send checks and matching gift forms to:
Parkinson’s Foundation
ATTN: Moving Day Chicago
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131


Activities Schedule

Time  
9:00 a.m. Registration & Festivities Begin
9:15 a.m. We Move Pavilion Opens
10:15 a.m. We Move Ceremony Begins
10:30 a.m. Moving Day Walk Starts
10:45 a.m. We Move Pavilion Exercises Resume
12:00 p.m. Event Closes

 

Movement Pavilion Schedule

Time Movement Pavilion Activity
9:15 a.m. Mobility Mechanics
9:40 a.m. Karate – Main Stage
10:45 a.m. Chair Yoga
11:15 a.m. Dance for Parkinson’s
11:40 a.m. Rock Steady Boxing

 

Registration: All walkers must be registered. It is, as always, free to register. All walkers must pick up their wristband at the registration and check-in tent before enjoying the walk.

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

Everyone who raises $100 will receive a Moving Day t-shirt. Anyone who raises $250, or more, will receive a Moving Day water bottle. Any team who raises $5,000 or more will gain access for their entire team to the VIP Breakfast Tent. Additionally, any participant who raises $500 or more, will also gain individual access to the VIP Breakfast Tent.

Cash, credit card and check donations will be accepted at Registration for day-of donations. Checks should be made payable to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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 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 $20, just steps away from Moving Day Chicago’s event site.

Walk Route: Length of walk: Short Route – ¼ Mile; Long Route – 2.0 Miles

The Moving Day walk will have two routes, a Short Route and the 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.

Site Map:

ADA Restrooms: Will be available at Moving Day Chicago.

Top Fundraiser Breakfast: All participants that have raised $500 or more and teams that have raised $5,000 (or the top 5 teams), are invited to join us at the breakfast. Your Moving Day Staff partner will provide additional details soon.

Refreshments/Snacks: Healthy snacks and water will be available in the Refreshment Tent.

Dogs: For the safety of our participants, dogs are not allowed at Moving Day.

Rain or Shine: Moving Day takes place rain or shine! Be sure to check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. If conditions warrant any change, announcements will be made on the Moving Day website.

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
Attn: Moving Day Chicago
200 SE 1st ST, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

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


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

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, Inc.
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Moving Day has raised nearly $22 million and brought more than 130,000 participants together.