Moving Day Rochester, NY — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Location: Monroe Community College | MAP

Activities Begin: 9:00 a.m. | We Move Ceremony & Walk: 10:30 a.m.

Contact: Kim Collins | ph: 585-234-5355 |
Chapter Website: 

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 Greater Rochester area, we would like to thank everyone that participated in Moving Day Rochester 2019. 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 $186,266, we are less than $4,000 away from our goal! 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 Greater Rochester Chapter
Attn: Moving Day Rochester
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 1600
Rochester, NY 14620

IMPORTANT – We have some exciting new changes to our event program this year. Please read the following carefully!

Activities Schedule

9:00 a.m. Registration & Festivities Begin
9:30 a.m. We Move Pavilion Opens
10:15 a.m. We Move Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Walk Start Time


We Move Pavilion Schedule

Tent #1

Time We Move Pavilion Activity
9:45 a.m. Dance for PD
10:45 a.m. Rock Steady Boxing – Flower City
11:15 a.m. Movement and the Mind with Taylor Drake
11:30 a.m. Boxing with ROC Boxing


Tent #2

Time We Move Pavilion Activity
9:45 a.m. Rock Steady Boxing – Victor
10:45 a.m. Movement and the Mind with Taylor Drake
11:15 a.m. Rock Steady Boxing – Rochester
11:30 a.m. Dance for PD


Event Layout – See map below of all the tents

Moving Day Rochester will take place at Monroe Community College; the event will be in parking lot G. Follow the Moving Day directional signs to the parking area. Free, unlimited parking will be available. Parking spaces will be reserved for people with handicap placards and there will also be a drop off area. Click on the map below to download and print.

Registration & Check-In

Registration and event activities begin at 9:00 a.m. Every participant must check-in to receive your official Event Wristband (required for all participants) and, if applicable, your Moving Day Rewards Pick-Up Card. Participants who have registered online ahead of event day must check-in. Participants who need to register may do so at the Registration & Check-In tent. Only participants who are registered and checked-in will receive the new I Move Ribbon so please be sure to check-in!

Donation Drop-Off
Any participant dropping off or making additional donations may do so at the Registration & Check-In Tent. Cash, check and credit card donations will be accepted. Donations may be made in person to qualify for and earn a Moving Day Reward.

Walk Route
The Moving Day walk is for participants of all ages and all abilities. The route is 1 mile around the interior of the MCC campus.

Moving Day Rewards
We are thrilled to offer our new Moving Day Rewards to participants who raise $100 or more. When you check-in at the Registration & Check-In Tent you’ll receive a Rewards Card to pick up your earned items at the Rewards Tent. Click here to learn more about great gear and exclusive experiences you will receive on walk day if you raise $100 or more.

Light Snacks & Beverages
Light snacks will be available before and during the walk. A water station will be set up along the walk route.

The New Moving Day Experience
At this year’s event you’ll experience a new, powerful We Move Ceremony at 10:15 a.m. that will unite us in our commitment to move against Parkinson’s. This year, every registered participant will get a free I Move Ribbon representing your connection to the Parkinson’s community. You can use the ribbon during the ceremony and sessions at the We Move Pavilion. Also join us for a new top fundraiser rewards VIP area, music, communal moments, Parkinson’s Experience tent, Basket Raffle tent and activities.

What isn’t changing this year is our passion for helping those with Parkinson’s and helping fund critical research. We know that you will love our new Moving Day experience and we hope you will help us show the rest of the nation that Rochester, NY knows how to move toward the end of Parkinson’s, together. Please arrive at 9:00 a.m. to register, pick up your I Move Ribbon and take part in movement activities. Then, head over to the stage at 10:15 a.m. for the We Move Ceremony.

Moving Day will take place rain or shine! Check the weather forecast to prepare accordingly. Should conditions warrant any change, we will make an announcement via email and on the Moving Day website.

For the safety of our participants, dogs are not allowed at Moving Day.

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 Greater Rochester Chapter
Attn: Moving Day Rochester
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 1600
Rochester, NY 14620

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 Greater Rochester Chapter, please visit our website

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

 Kim Collins | ph: 585-234-5355 |

Mailing address:

 Parkinson’s Foundation Greater Rochester Chapter
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 1600
Rochester, NY 14620

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