Moving Day DFW — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: Lone Star Park | MAP

Activities Begin: 8:30 a.m. | We Move Ceremony & Walk: 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Debbie Nathan | ph: 214-469-7661 | dnathan@parkinson.org
Website: www.parkinson.org

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 DFW area, we would like to thank everyone that participated in Moving Day DFW 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 $135,000! 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 DFW
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131


Activities Schedule

Time  
8:30 a.m. Registration, Refreshment Tent, Kid’s Zone, VIP Breakfast Tent, Parkinson’s Experience Tent, Resource Pavilion, Sponsor Tents, We Move Pavilion is open
9:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Walk Begins (Ribbon Cutting at Balloon Arch)
11:00 a.m. Zumba on the Moving Day stage
11:45 a.m. Closing Ceremony, Top Team Award Presentation
12:00 p.m. Close

 

Movement Pavilion Schedule

Time Movement Pavilion Activity
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. LSVT – Anna Mangano, PT, DPT – BS&W – Frisco
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. PWR! Moves – Alison Geymer, PT, DPT – Empower Parkinson’s
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Music Therapy – Madison Michel, MT, BC – Heart & Harmony
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Dance for Parkinson’s – Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT – Balance Therapy
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tai Chi/Boxing – Nate Moyer, PTA – Encompass Health Rehabilitation

 

Registration: To register online for Moving Day, go to www.movingdaydfw.org. You can register in person at the Registration Tent on walk day. We strongly encourage everyone to register pre-event. There is no registration fee; however, we encourage all participants to raise at least $100 to receive an official 2019 Moving Day shirt on walk day. Fundraise $250 or more to receive an exclusive Moving Day water bottle on walk day. Walk participants can earn additional fundraising rewards. Please visit our Fundraising Rewards page for more information.

All participants that have pre-registered must check-in at the Registration Tent on walk day.

Directions: The event is located at Lone Star Park: 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. When you arrive, please follow the Moving Day signs.

Parking: Free parking will be available in the lots adjacent to the event. Enter Gate 1 onto Lone Star Parkway. Volunteers will be in place to guide you to the designated lots. Parking spaces will be reserved for people with handicap placards.

Walk Route: The Moving Day walk is for participants of all ages and all abilities. There is a 1-mile option and a 5K option.

Site Map:

The walk is just one part of Moving Day DFW. There are many other activities at Moving Day:

  • Resource Pavilion & Local Sponsor Spotlight Visit with local businesses and organizations providing services to the local community and people with Parkinson’s.
  • National & Local Sponsor Rows Meet with our national and local sponsors and learn about the opportunities they provide for the Parkinson’s community.
  • Stage Home of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Stage is also party central thanks to music provided by DJ Chris Brown.
  • VIP Team Area A special area for our VIP teams. Will your team earn a spot for Moving Day 2019?
  • Team Photo Area Gather your team together for group pictures!
  • Kid’s Zone Activities for the younger set including carnival games and a visit by Miss Pockets, who will be entertaining the crowd and making fun balloon sculptures.
  • Parkinson’s Experience Learn about all the free resources, educational materials, programs, and training available from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Fill out a Walk Bib to honor loved ones and show why Moving Day is important to you. Visit the Parkinson’s Experience Stations to get a hands-on PD experience through various cognitive, physical and visual activities.
  • I Move Ribbons Participants can pick up an I Move Ribbon that correlates to their connection to PD.
  • Movement Pavilion Get moving at our signature pavilion! Here’s an opportunity for everyone to try out many Parkinson’s-friendly exercises led by trained professionals.

ADA Restrooms: ADA restrooms will be available.

Top Fundraiser Breakfast: All participants that have raised $500 or more and teams that have raised $2,500 or more (or the top 5 teams) by Friday, September 21 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: Dogs are welcome to participate in Moving Day DFW. Be sure to clean-up after your pet.

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 DFW
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, Florida 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, please visit our website www.parkinson.org.

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

 Debbie Nathan | ph: 214-469-7661 | dnathan@parkinson.org

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day DFW / Debbie Nathan
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.