Moving Day Fresno — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: Woodward Park – Group Activity Area | MAP

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

Contact: Colleen Fischer | ph: 415-367-4045 |

What an event, what a day, what an INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY! A heartfelt thank you for your support. It means so much to the Foundation and the community. It was a great way to kickoff what will be an annual event. We BEAT our original GOAL of $50,000 by raising $68,766. WOO HOO!

The beautiful day coupled with the excitement and passion of everyone who attended made it for a great day to fight Parkinson’s. Your hard work and dedication helped us surpass our goal! Many thanks to each committee member, sponsor, team, resource partner, instructor and volunteer who gave their time, talent, and support to this important movement.

Join us in thanking our national partners: Right at Home, Sunovion, Medtronic, Impax, AbbVie, Boston Scientific, ADAMAS, Lundbeck.

And EVERYONE who came out to make the event so very special! THANK YOU!

Directions and Parking
The Woodward Park Group Activity Area is located adjacent to the Shinzen Friendship Garden. There will be Moving Day signage that directs you to the event area once you enter the park. Parking is available in any spot within the park, unless otherwise indicated. There are lots near the Group Activity Area and parking spots along both sides Yosemite Rd near the entrance to Moving Day Fresno.

Handicapped parking will be designated near the Moving Day Fresno entrance for those needing that accommodation.

Woodward Park has a daily access fee of $5 per car. This fee will be waived for all pre-registered walkers and family vehicles attending Moving Day Fresno. A voucher must be presented at the entrance gate(s) upon arrival and will be emailed to participants the week prior to the event.

1-mile, and 3-mile routes will be available. There will be groups of cheerleaders and water stations along the route to ask for assistance, and help keep you hydrated. Participants can also opt to move with us as exercise classes continue in the Movement Pavilion during the walk.

How much does it cost to participate?
There is no fee to register for Moving Day, but we ask that everyone considers fundraising at least $100. Your donations and fundraising efforts help support the Parkinson’s Foundation as well as funding programs in the local Fresno area. If your pledges total $100 or more, you will receive an official Moving Day T-shirt. You may also qualify for other great prizes as you continue to fundraise.

How can I form a Moving Day team?
Visit the Registration Page to get started.  If you have any issues, or prefer to register by phone, please call Colleen Fischer, Walk Coordinator at 421-637-4045 or email her at

Where does the money go?
Moving Day supports vital research and free Parkinson’s Foundation initiatives like:
Helpline – 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
Rainbow Books
Aware In Care Kits
Expert Briefings
Online Library
Substantial Matters (PF Podcasts)
Ask the Doctor Forums
Near Me feature

A portion of the funds raised will also be made available for use in the local Fresno PD community. To see what types of programs these funds support, visit our Moving Day Bay Area grants page!

In addition to online contributions, donations may be mailed to our Miami, FL office. Please include a note with your team name and walker name so the donation is credited to you and your team. The mailing address is: Parkinson’s Foundation, Attn: Moving Day Fresno, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Cash, check, and credit card donations will also be accepted on the day of the walk. These can be turned in at Registration upon arriving. You must fill out a donation envelope in order to turn in donations on site. These can be picked up at the registration tent.

Participants who raised $100 or more will receive an official Moving Day T-shirt. The $100 is based on individual fundraising and not team fundraising amounts. Participants can collect their shirt event day at the T-Shirt booth after receiving a coupon when they check-in at registration the morning of the walk.

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What is a Movement Pavilion?
The Movement Pavilions are tents that will house exercise instructors teaching various classes of Parkinson’s specific movements. While the classes are geared to PD, anyone in attendance can join and MOVE with us any way they want. Demonstrations include classes like, boxing, dance, yoga, Tai Chi, and more!

What types of organizations will be in the Resource Pavilion?
We have a little sampling from organizations throughout the Fresno area. Groups like UCSF,  the Greater Fresno Parkinson’s Support Group, Rock Steady Boxing, and more! You can also visit our sponsor booths for a wide variety of materials and companies with information on PD. The full listing of companies will be available here as soon as they are finalized.

How can my organization become a part of the Resource Pavilion?
Organizations interested in becoming a part of the Resource Pavilion should reach out to walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at or call her at 415-367-4045.

How can my company become a sponsor of Moving Day?
Companies interested in supporting Moving Day should reach out to walk coordinator Colleen Fischer at or call her at 415-367-4045.

What can I do before the walk?

  • Grab some continental breakfast items at the food tent. Chat with our National Partners and Local Sponsors. Visit with all of the incredible medical teams and companies in our Resource Pavilion.
  • Pick up your Moving Day t-shirt if you qualify for one.
  • Join in for a couple of classes in the Movement Pavilion (schedule pending)

What about after the walk?

  • Stick around for the closing ceremony to hear who were our top teams for 2018, and watch the drawing for the passport prizes at noon!
  • Setup a picnic in the adjacent park area for your team to continue celebrating after the walk concludes.
  • Make some new friends!
  • Celebrate movement!

To learn more about the resources in your area, and the great work of the Parkinson’s Foundation, please 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:

Colleen Fischer | ph: 415-367-4045 |

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day Fresno / Colleen Fischer
Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc.
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

123 events in the first seven years, more than 116,000 participants, and nearly $17M raised.