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Moving Day General Info

What is Moving Day?
Moving Day is an annual fundraising walk event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement features a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc., all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. It is ‘A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!’

How do I get a Moving Day T-shirt?
All registered participants who raise $100 or more qualify to receive a Moving Day T-shirt at the event they raised the money for. Please note a donor who gives $100 or more to a participant (other than themselves) does not qualify for a T-shirt unless they themselves are registered to walk and have $100 or more on their personal fundraising page.

How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk?
Moving Day offers companies the opportunity to be leaders in their local community and in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Companies can participate in many ways including forming a team, which is a great way to bring staff together for fun and team building, or by sponsoring your local walk. Every walk offers unique sponsorship opportunities, so please click here to find your local Moving Day contact.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For questions about a specific Moving Day event, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Who do I contact for website assistance?
For questions about the website, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day Registration

**Please allow up to 24 hours for your registration to appear in search results and for donations to appear in your participant center and on the Moving Day website.

Do I have to register to walk at Moving Day?
Yes, every walker needs to sign a standard waiver. This can be done via online registration, by registering in person, day of, at Moving Day, or by mailing in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)We also want to know you are walking and hope to learn more about what Moving Day means to you.

Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee to take part in Moving Day. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and/or commit to raising funds and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

How do I register?
To register online for a Moving Day walk, visit our register page to find your event. You can then either select ‘Register’ next to the event you choose in the listing, or view the Moving Day map, select ‘view event page’ from the pop up above the location icon. Once on the event page select ‘Register’. There are four participation options – Join a Team, Start a New Team, Re-Create a Team or Register as an individual. Once you select your option you will be asked if you are a new or returning walker. If you are returning you will be prompted to log in to expedite your registration process. Forgot your username and password?

You will then complete the registration page and review your details. You can then choose to add another team member if you wish before completing your registration.
You can also contact your local event coordinator who can help you register, assist with your online registration or help you register a large team. Alternatively, you can either register in person at Moving Day or complete and mail in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)

Can I register for more than one walk at a time?
Yes. When you register for a Moving Day walk you are automatically given access to the Participant Center, a personal online fundraising center that contains great tools to help you reach your goal! To learn more please log in to your Participant Center and visit the ‘How To’ area.

Do I have to register online?
If you do not wish to register online you can either register in person at Moving Day or complete and mail in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)

How do I re-create my team from last year?
To re-create a team from last year, you must have been a member of the team in the same event last year, and log in with the username and password you used last year. Forgot your username and password? Find your local walk, click ‘Register’ and select the ‘Re-Create a Team’ option. As a returning registrant you will be prompted to log in to expedite your registration process.

How do I register additional team members online?
To register additional team members – family, friends or colleagues – you will be given an option at the end of your own registration process. You will see a ‘Add Another Participant’ button; click this button and follow the steps to add an additional walker. You can add as many team members as you like but each additional walkers registration needs to be completed, and the liability waiver accepted, one at a time.

Can I walk as an individual without joining a team?
Yes, you can take part in Moving Day, raise funds and awareness, as an individual walker.

To register as an individual first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Register as an Individual’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

** Please note after registering as an individual, if you later wish to join a team or start a team contact your local event contact and they can update your registration for you.**

Who do I contact for registration assistance?
For help with registration, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day Teams

How do I form a team?
Find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events, select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

If you’re a new participant, select ‘Start a New Team’ and complete the registration form. You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Then, ask friends, family and coworkers to join your team and the fight against Parkinson’s disease. If you are a returning walker choose ‘Start a New Team’ or ‘Re-Create a Team’, to bring back your team from last year. You will then be prompted to log in, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?


How do I join a team?
To join a team, first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Join a Team’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

Do I have to walk as part of a team?
No, you can take part in Moving Day, raise funds and awareness, as an individual walker.

To register as an individual first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Register as an Individual’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

** Please note after registering as an individual, if you later wish to join a team or start a team contact your local event contact and they can update your registration for you.**

What responsibilities does a team captain have?
Moving Day Teams are the core of our walks, and every team needs a Team captain to lead the fight against Parkinson’s disease. A team captain recruits family, friends and coworkers to join their team. Captains fundraise, keep their team motivated and organized and most importantly, help us raise Parkinson’s awareness. As a Team captain you will receive additional support from the Parkinson’s Foundation to assist with recruitment and fundraising efforts. Your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer can answer any of your questions and can help you with your team.

You will also have access to a team fundraising web page and numerous tools in your Participant Center to communicate with and make your team a success. Check out our Team Captain Handbook

Who do I contact about any team questions?
For team related questions or help, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day Facebook Fundraisers

How is creating a Facebook Fundraiser different than just sharing a link to my personal page on Facebook?
Unlike a basic link share, Facebook Fundraiser posts are rich and dynamic posts that motivate more friends to donate quickly. Posts through a Facebook Fundraiser include an image, story, thermometer, donate button, and more. You can easily invite all of your friends, and they will see updates from the fundraiser, as well as from other friends who donate. Your friends are also encouraged to invite and share with their friends, which means you may receive gifts from people you don’t event know who were moved by your story! Facebook also provides you with a quick and easy way to check your progress – including donations that come in through your Moving Day page or your Facebook Fundraiser.

How do I connect my Moving Day page with a Facebook Fundraiser?
You must first be a registered participant for Moving Day. To connect with a Facebook Fundraiser, log in to your Participant Center and click to connect with Facebook. Accept Facebook’s permissions and your new Facebook Fundraiser is created! Click here to learn more.

What if I previously created a Facebook Fundraiser on Facebook and now want to link it to my Moving Day page?
Existing Facebook Fundraisers cannot be linked to a Moving Day page. You must visit your Participant Center to create a new Facebook Fundraiser. Facebook Fundraisers not created through the Participant Center will not sync to your thermometer on the Moving Day website. We recommend you delete any existing Facebook Fundraisers that you intended to link to your Moving Day page and then visit your Participant Center to create a new Facebook Fundraiser.

What data will Facebook receive once I connect my personal page to Facebook Fundraisers?
When connecting your personal fundraising page to a Facebook Fundraiser, Facebook receives information on the campaign you are fundraising for, your personal story from your personal page, and your fundraising goal at the time of the connection. On an ongoing basis, Facebook also receives updates on the amount of funds you have raised in order to keep the thermometer on your Facebook Fundraiser synced to the thermometer on your personal page. Facebook does not receive information about donors that donate through your personal page.

I updated my goal through my Participant Center. Will it change on my Facebook Fundraiser as well?
Yes. When you update your fundraising goal on your personal page, your goal will also be updated on your Facebook Fundraiser. However, if you update your goal in Facebook it will not update the goal on your personal page. For consistency, we recommend that you do not update your goal on Facebook.

I updated my story or photograph through my Participant Center. Will it change on my Facebook Fundraiser as well?

No. Following the creation of your Facebook Fundraiser, updates to your story or photograph on your personal page will not be reflected on your Facebook Fundraiser. This allows you to tailor content appropriately in either location.

How do I change my cover photo or description for my Facebook Fundraiser?
From your Facebook Fundraiser, click “…More” under the invite button, then click “Edit Fundraiser”. Changes that you make to your cover photo or description on Facebook will not be reflected on your personal page. This allows you to tailor content appropriately in either location.

Why did my Facebook Fundraiser end?
This means Facebook Fundraising has completed. Typically, all Facebook Fundraisers are scheduled to end 30 days following the event date.

Why did my fundraiser’s end time change?
This may have happened if there was a change with the campaign you are participating in. For example, if the event is rescheduled, your fundraiser’s end time may be automatically updated.

Is my Facebook Fundraiser public?
Yes. Fundraisers are public, so anyone can see them. Only people with Facebook accounts can make a donation.

How can I delete my Facebook Fundraiser?
From your Facebook Fundraiser, click “…More” under the invite button, then “Delete Fundraiser”.

Can I link a Facebook Fundraiser to my team page?
At this time, only participants can connect their personal page to a Facebook Fundraiser. All donations through a linked Facebook Fundraiser to a participant who is on a team will be reflected in both the personal and team fundraising totals on the Moving Day website. If you are a team captain, please encourage your team members to visit their Participant Center in order to create their own Facebook Fundraiser.

How come I can see my donor’s name in the Participant Center, but on my personal page it is shown as “Facebook Fundraiser”?
Because the personal page does not allow for public display rules the donor could set on Facebook (i.e. Friends only or friends of friends), all donors display on the personal page as “Facebook Fundraiser”. Please have your donor contact the event coordinator or movingday@parkinson.org if they would like to update the public display name on the honor roll.

Why is my Facebook thermometer showing more money than my personal page thermometer?
Refunds for transactions processed on Facebook are only reflected properly on your personal page. Due to company policy, Facebook will not adjust the thermometer on Facebook Fundraisers in the case of a refund.

Do donations still go to the Parkinson’s Foundation if people donate through my Facebook Fundraiser?
Yes, all donations will go towards to your personal Moving Day campaign and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

How does the Parkinson's Foundation receive donations from my Facebook Fundraiser?
Donations are processed as if they were being made through your Moving Day personal page and therefore go directly to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Will donors to my Facebook Fundraiser receive a receipt?
When someone makes a donation through a Facebook Fundraiser, a payment receipt is sent to the primary email listed on the donor’s Facebook account. This payment receipt includes the organization’s tax ID number and confirms that the person has made a donation as a charitable contribution and that they’re not receiving any goods or services in return.

Why did I receive two emails acknowledging my donation to a Facebook Fundraiser?
All Facebook Fundraiser donors receive an email from Facebook on behalf of the organization. If you also elected to receive email from the Parkinson’s Foundation at the time of your donation, you will receive an email receipt directly from the organization as well.

How come my donation is shown on the personal page honor roll as “Facebook Fundraiser”?
Because the personal page does not allow for public display rules the donor could set on Facebook (i.e. Friends only, friends of friends, only me), all donors display on the personal page as “Facebook Fundraiser”. Please contact the event coordinator or movingday@parkinson.org if you would like to update the name on the honor roll to your name.

How can I get a receipt for my donation to a Facebook Fundraiser?
You may contact the Parkinson’s Foundation at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636). You may also find your donation under “Payments” on Facebook or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=payments. You may print a receipt here.

How can I get a refund for my donation to a Facebook Fundraiser?
You may contact the Parkinson’s Foundation at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636). You may also contact Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823.

I am not located in the United States. Can I set up a Fundraiser linked to Moving Day?
At this time, the integration with Facebook Fundraising is limited to the United States.

I am not located in the United States. Can I donate to a Facebook Fundraiser for Moving Day?
At this time, donations must originate from the United States. In some rare cases, Facebook may display an error message indicating your area is not supported even if you are in the U.S. In that case, please contact Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823.

Can I contact Facebook directly about my donation to a Facebook Fundraiser?
Yes, you may contact Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/162031714239823.

Moving Day Fundraising Help

**Please allow up to 24 hours for your donations to appear in your participant center, on the Moving Day website, and for your registration to appear in search results.

How do I start fundraising?
So you are registered, what now? The first thing to do is to access your Participant Center and personalize your fundraising page. Doing this, and telling your friends and family why you are taking part in Moving Day, helps visitors to your page understand the importance of supporting such a great cause. Secondly, communication is key to fundraising success. Access your Participant Center and send emails to your contacts, plus share your personal fundraising page via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.) All great ways to encourage friends and family to join your team or donate to the cause. Log in to your Participant Center.

What is my Participant Center?
When you register for a Moving Day walk you are automatically given access to the Participant Center, a personal online fundraising center that contains great tools to help you reach your goal! To learn more please log in to your Participant Center and visit the ‘How To’ area.

I am registered for more than one Moving Day event. How do I switch between events in my Participant Center?
Once you are logged into your Participant Center, the most recent walk you are registered will display. If you would like to access another active Moving Day walk you are registered for, in the top right of the page, hover over the blue downward arrow next to your name and then select the event you wish to view.

How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?
Checks and cash donations can be made on walk day at Moving Day. Donors can mail in their gift by downloading the paper donation form available directly on the personal page of the participant you wish to support. If you are a fundraiser and wish to mail in donations before Moving Day please use the Walker Collection form available in your Participant Center, under the ‘How To’ area. Mailing address details can be found on these forms.

How do I mail in an event donation?
If you wish to make a general donation for a particular Moving Day event by mail, that is not for an event participant, please click here.

Where does the money go?
For more information about our local programs funded through your support of Moving Day, please click here.

What are Matching Gifts?
Did you know you could be doubling your Moving Day donation? Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, in some cases dollar-for-dollar or more. Click here to learn more about doubling your impact in the fight against Parkinson’s disease!

What is the Moving Day Fundraising Rewards Program?
You’ve already joined thousands in the commitment to spreading the word about Moving Day, why not reward yourself and receive the benefits of our rewards program. To learn more about the Fundraising Rewards available and how to qualify please click here.

Who do I contact for fundraising help?
If you have any fundraising questions or need help, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day Fundraising Tools

Team Captain Handbook

10 Easy Ways to Raise $100+

Overcoming Fundraising Fears

Raise Funds Online

Ways To Fundraise

Fundraising Rewards

Team Fundraising

Corporate Team Fundraising Guide

Who do I contact about fundraising tools?
If you need any help with fundraising tools, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day – Common Walk Day Questions

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed at Moving Day?
Moving Day walks are held in multiple locations across the country each year and each event has their own onsite rules. For more information on the event you plan to attend, please contact your local Moving Day coordinator. For local event contact details click here.

How long is the walk route?
Each Moving Day walk route varies in distance. For more information on the event you plan to attend, please contact your local Moving Day coordinator. For local event contact details click here.

What happens if it rains?
Moving Day is a rain or shine event. However, a walk may be cancelled in cases of severe weather. If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and an email sent to participants. If you have questions on the day of your walk, please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day Participant Center Help

Who do I contact if I need help with my Participant Center?
Please contact your local Moving Day Event Coordinator/Organizer with any questions you have about your Participant Center.

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