Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Oak Ridge Park I Map
Event Start: 9:00 AM
What to Expect at Moving Day
Participants are invited to put on their Moving Day gear and join us in person at Moving Day New Jersey. This year’s event will put our community’s energy on full display as we celebrate movement together.
Moving Day is more than just a walk! Bring your friends and family to exercise, learn about Parkinson’s resources, take part in our activities like boxing, ping pong, take part in our signature We Move Ceremony, and, of course, enjoy the Moving Day New Jersey Walk. You don’t want to miss the inspiring day we have planned for you, we even have a bunch of kid’s activities planned, like pumpkin painting and face painting too; so make sure you bring out the whole family!
Moving Day New Jersey will take place rain or shine. Dress accordingly for early fall weather in the low 70’s or high 60’s. Check the weather forecast to prepare accordingly. Should conditions warrant any change, we will announce it via email and the Moving Day website.
We ask that everyone who attends Moving Day register at MovingDayNewJersey.org before the event. When you arrive, pick up your walk bib, I Move Ribbon, and Moving Day Passport at check in.
Program & Activities
To begin the walk, you’ll experience a powerful We Move Ceremony at around 10:15 am that will unite us in our commitment to move against Parkinson’s. Every registered participant will get an I Move Ribbon representing your connection to Parkinson’s disease. You can use the ribbon during the ceremony and the We Move Exercises on the Moving Day Stage.
Schedule of Events
9:00 am: Moving Day activities begin
9:45 – 10:15 am: We Move exercise demos at the Moving Day Stage
10:15 am: We Move Ceremony begins, followed by the Moving Day Walk
Location & Parking
Moving Day Event New Jersey will take place at Oak Ridge Park located at 136 Oak Ridge Rd, Clark, NJ 07066. Free parking will be available at two entrances off of Oak Ridge Park. Parking spaces will be reserved for people with handicap placards in the first lane directly in front of the entrance of the event. There will be directional signage as you approach the parking area.
Click here to download the event site map.
The Moving Day walk is for participants of all ages and all abilities. There is a ½-mile option and a 1-mile option.
Health & Safety
Our priority is the safety of all participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and staff. First aid will be available at the Registration Tent.
Portable restrooms will be available on site. Oak Ridge Park Restroom facilities are near the entrance and registration areas.
Bottled water and snacks will be available on site.
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Village
Support and learn who’s who in our sponsorship and exhibitor village. These companies support the Parkinson’s Foundation by providing needed financial assistance which allows for education and research within our community. We’re thankful for the support and outreach from our sponsors and exhibitors.
Social Media Zone
Come take pictures, share your content, and stories with the Parkinson’s Community and your own social network. Make sure to tag us using hashtags:
Kids Zone and Rock Steady Boxing Ring
We encourage our younger community to stop by our PF Moving Day NJ Kids Zone. Your loved ones can have fun with face painting, pumpkin painting, bubbles, coloring pages and laughter. Our community picnic offers a grassy area to share stories, eat, and play fun lawn games.
Stop by and watch our Rock Steady Demo, The Rock Steady Boxing Program is designed to improve the function and quality-of-life of people living with Parkinson’s Disease through non-contact, boxing-inspired movements and exercise.
Benefits of Rock Steady:
• Improved balance
• Improved gait and self-selected walking speed
• Improved cardiovascular fitness.
• New friends in your “corner”
• Decreased risk of falls
• Improved flexibility
• More smiles and laughter
• Improved muscle strength and endurance
For everyone’s safety, please leave your pets at home.
You can drop off cash and check donations at the Registration Tent. If you prefer to make a credit card donation, please do so on the Moving Day website or the Parkinson’s Moving Day app before Moving Day. If you want check donations to appear in your fundraising total sooner, use the mobile check deposit feature in the Parkinson’s Moving Day app or mail them to the address below.
Parkinson’s Foundation NJ Chapter
ATTN: Moving Day New Jersey
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Please include a note with the name of the person that we should credit the donation to.
Moving Day Rewards
All registered participants that raise $100 or more will receive an exclusive Moving Day T-shirt. Click here to learn more about additional Moving Day Rewards. T-Shirts and rewards will be available for pick up day of the event at the Rewards Tent except for the All Star Mover crew neck which will be redeemed and shipped post event to qualifying participants.
To learn more about the resources in your area, and the great work of the Parkinson’s Foundation Tennessee-Kentucky, please visit our website www.parkinson.org/NYNJ.
If you have any questions about Moving Day, are interested in sponsorship opportunities or would like information about the foundation, please contact us below:
Charles Kokolskyj | ph: 646-859-4730 | email@example.com
ATTN: Moving Day New Jersey / Charles Kokolskyj
Parkinson’s Foundation New York-New Jersey
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131