Moving Day Chicago — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Location: Lincoln Park – South Fields | MAP

Registration opens: 9:00 a.m. | Walk start time: 10:30 a.m.

Contact: Sara O’Hare | ph: 312-794-7290 |

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 Chicago area, we would like to thank everyone that participated in Moving Day Chicago 2018. The beautiful fall 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 nearly $450,000! 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, Participant Name
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Moving Day raises awareness of Parkinson’s both nationally and in the Chicago community. It is ‘A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!’

Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. – Registration, Movement Pavilion, Refreshment Tent, Kid’s Area                             and the Resource Pavilion will all open
10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Warm Up for walk (Main Stage)
10:30 a.m. – Walk begins (Ribbon Cutting on path)
12:00 p.m. – Awards announced (Main stage)
12:30 p.m. – Close

Movement Pavilion Schedule:

9:15 A.M. to 9:35 A.M.Rock Steady BoxingWindy City Chicago and Title Boxing Club
9:40 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.Flex AbilityShirley Ryan AbilityLab
10:45 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.Ballroom DanceChicago Dance Therapy
11:15 A.M. to 11:35 A.M.DanceHubbard Street Dance Chicago
11:40 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.KarateDr. Steve Eisenstein


Our Location:
Moving Day Chicago will take place in Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park at Lincoln Park South Fields, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s South Pond. The event site will be located just east of 1746 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60614 which is north of LaSalle Street. Click here for a map.

The Moving Day Event will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on the event day.

Event Registration:
Registration and event activities begin at 9:00 a.m. Please turn-in day of donations at the registration tent.  If you raised $100 and would like an event t-shirt please pick up your t-shirt ticket at the registration tent.

Check, cash and onsite credit card donations will be accepted at the Event Registration tent.

Not able to join us at the event?
Please mail donations to:

Parkinson’s Foundation
ATTN: Moving Day Chicago / Your Name Here
200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800
Miami, FL 33131

Please indicate the walker’s name that the donation should credit, as outlined above, or include a note with the donation.

T-shirt Pick Up:
Those who have raised $100 or more may visit the Event Registration tent to receive a ticket to bring to the T-Shirt Pick Up tent to claim their official 2018 Moving Day Chicago prize shirt.

The Moving Day Chicago walk course is a 2-mile walk through beautiful Lincoln Park. Enjoy views of the zoo, lagoon, Lake Michigan and Chicago’s impressive skyline. A short half-mile course will be offered as well. Click here for a map of the Moving Day Chicago walk courses.  Strollers and wheelchairs are welcomed on the course, well trained dogs, and service dogs are welcome to attend too.

Parking Options:
There are two parking lots near the Moving Day Chicago event site as well as limited street parking.

The Chicago History Museum is offering a discounted parking rate of $9.00 for Moving Day Participants.  The Museum’s parking lot is located at 1730 N. Stockton Drive (North of LaSalle Street).  If you park at the Museum’s lot, you must obtain a parking validation ticket from the Moving Day registration tent to receive the discount.

The Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot entrance is located on Fullerton Ave. and Cannon Street. No parking discount will be offered at the zoo lot, so daily rates will apply. If you park in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot you will want to park closer to the lot’s exit after passing the zoo to be near the Moving Day Event space.

Drop Off Area:
If you or your guests need assistance getting to the Moving Day event space, we have designated a drop off area where golf carts will escort participants to the event space.

To access the Drop Off Area, enter the Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot located on Cannon Street at Fullerton. After entering the lot, head south, past the zoo and look for a parking sign with a right arrow. Turn right at the sign and look for Drop Off Area signs.

After dropping off your guest you may proceed to park in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot however standard rates will apply. If you prefer to park elsewhere, you will have 30 minutes once you enter the Zoo lot to exit with no charge. Guests that are escorted to the event site will be dropped off at the Food Tent onsite to wait for the rest of their party.

Onsite Amenities:

  • Event Registration for those who have donations to turn in, are unregistered participants, or those who have earned to T-shirt prize incentive.
  • T-Shirt Pick Up tent for those who have raised $100 or more, individuals must obtain a ticket from the registration tent.
  • Kids area with inflatable’s, a face painter, tattoo artist, games and prizes.
  • Food Tent offering complimentary snack items and water plus, Resource Vendors.
  • Sponsor Tents where event sponsors will share their resources with you.
  • Mission Tent to learn about the resources available from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

To learn more about the resources in your area, and the great work of the Parkinson’s Foundation Chicago, click here to view our Illinois Local Impact page or visit our website

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

Sara O’Hare | ph: 312-794-7290 |

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day Chicago / Sara O’Hare
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.