Moving Day San Francisco — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Location: Justin Herman Plaza | MAP

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

Contact: Gena Lennon | ph: 415-963-0304 |

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Join us in thanking our National Partners: Right at Home, Sunovian, Medtronic, Impax, AbbVie, Boston Scientific, ADAMAS, Lundbeck. Thank you to our Local Sponsors, Acadia, Kaiser, Prothena and Impax.

Thank you to our Resource and Movement Pavilion presenters: UCSF, Dance Moves Me!, Canine Companions, PPSG, Rock Steady Boxing, The Poise Project, Dance for PD, PD Active, SF Ballet and PDSF Network, Laughing Yoga, PWR!, Always Best Care, JFSC, and Entercomm Communications.

Join us also in thanking our special guests and presenters: Vern Glenn from KPIX, HappyCake Facepainting, Kona Ice of Marin, The Bubble Man, and Bill Winslow, Parkinson’s Foundation Community Advocate.

Many thanks to our planning committee: Marcy Nathan, Debbie Sternbach, Steven Russell and Robin Gaffney. And thank you volunteers!!

Congratulations to current top teams:
Shaking Not Stirred ( PDERS With A Twist). The Stedmuffins, Rock Steady Boxing SF, Yaptribe, Kaprielian Family and Friends, The Right Brain, 23andMe, Team Impax, Team Adamas, UCSF Parkinson’s Disease Center, Movers and Shakers Dance Moves Me! For Parkinson’s, and Mike and Richard, Team Nathan, and Team Sebastian.

And our current top individuals:
Joe Burger, Marcia Borger, Russ Stedman, Susan Stein-Black, Caryn Suber, Greg Polchow, Wyman Smith, Lawrence Drake, Tyler Benmark, Rebecca Bartlett, Ursula Kaprielian, Kristin Forbes, Lily Chen, Debbie Sternbach, Jennifer Stedman, Karl Heilbron, Gregory Kaye, Diane Allen, Roger Friedberger, Bannus Hudson, and Paul Nathan.

And EVERYONE who came out to make the event so very special! THANK YOU for everything you do.

We are still going strong on fundraising to make lives better for people with PD and their families until June 6. At that time, we’ll close the event and any individual raising over $500 will receive an incentive certificate by email about a week or two following.

If anyone is interested in joining the SF committee or volunteering next year please let me know.

We’ll see you next year!


Where do we park?

All-day parking is available at Four Embarcadero Center Garage, Three Embarcadero Center Garage and Two Embarcadero Center Garage. It is first come, first served. These garages will be open to other cars visiting the area that day. You can enter off of Clay Street, Drumm or Davis. There will be a flat rate of $10 for walk participants. You must have a voucher from Moving Day to get the rate. You will be able to get a parking voucher from the volunteer/t-shirt check in booth. As exiting the garage is automated, you must have both your parking ticket and the voucher to secure the $10 rate upon exiting.

Is public transportation available?

Embarcadero BART is the closest BART station to Embarcadero Plaza. MUNI is also nearby. Upon exiting the station, continue 2 blocks Northeast on Market Street toward the Ferry Building and arrive at Embarcadero Plaza on the left. For more information, visit or

Once we park, where do we go? If you park in the Four Center Garage, exit the elevators and head east to the Plaza. If you park in the Three Center Garage come up the elevators, cross Drumm Street at the closest location and walk east toward the Plaza. If you park at the Embarcadero Two Center Garage come up the elevators to street level, head toward Sacramento Street and follow Sacramento eastbound to the Plaza. If you arrive on BART or MUNI, exit the trains to street level and head toward the Hyatt hotel but continue past to the Plaza area.

Movement Pavilion Schedule

  • 9:10 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Laughing Yoga
  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. SF Ballet
  • 9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Rock Steady Boxing
  • 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Dance Moves Me
  • 10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 10:35 a.m. Walk Begins
  • 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PWR!
  • 11:05 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. SF Ballet
  • 11:35 a.m. Walk Portion comes to a close
  • 11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Closing Ceremonies

Resource Pavilion

Canine companions, PD Active, PWR!, Laughing Yoga
Always Best Care, UCSF, Entercom Communications, PPSG
JFCS, Dance Moves Me!, SF Ballet and PDSF Network, World Parkinson Coalition

Local Sponsors: Prothena, Acadia, Kaiser Permanente, Impax

Other Activities

  • Face Painting: 9:00 a.m.
  • The Bubble Man: 9:00 a.m.
  • Sno Cone Truck: 11:30 a.m.

Local sportscaster, Vern Glenn will be emceeing the event from KPIX.

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 Bay 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.


Both 1 mile, 2 mile and 3 mile routes will be available. We will be walking along the Embarcadero on the water-side of the street. The official route is still being finalized, and will be updated here once it is official.

How can I form a Moving Day team?

Visit the Registration Page to get started.

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


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 San Francisco, 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 raise $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.

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.

What types of organizations will be in the Resource Pavilion?

We have a little sampling from organizations throughout the Bay Area. Medical groups like UCSF and Kaiser, PD Active, World Parkinson’s Congress 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 Gena Lennon at or call her at 415-963-0304.

How can my company become a sponsor of Moving Day?

Companies interested in supporting Moving Day should reach out to walk coordinator Gena Lennon at or call her at 415-963-0304.

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:

 Gena Lennon| ph: 415-963-0304 |

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day San Francisco / Gena Lennon
Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc.
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

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