Moving Day San Jose — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location: Evergreen Valley College | MAP

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

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

Please check out our Facebook page next week for all the event photos and please feel free to like, share and tag. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view the photos, but if you do, like our page while you’re there!

Join us in thanking our National Partners: Right at Home, Sunovion, Medtronic, Impax, AbbVie, Boston Scientific, ADAMAS, Lundbeck. Thank you to our Local Sponsors, Acadia, Acorda, UCB, Care Indeed and El Camino Hospital.

Thank you to our Resource and Movement Pavilion presenters: Parkinson’s Institute, Dance Moves Me!, Stanford Movement Disorders and Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, PPSG, Rock Steady Boxing, The Poise Project, Yoga with Arlene McCarthy PT, DPT, RYT 200, PWR MOVES! With Theresa Najjar PT, DPT and Jessica Vasquez, Mobility Tango with Bob Noakes, Tai Chi with Mwezo Kudumo, Abbott, San Jose Earthquakes, JFCS, and Union City Exercise Program.

Join us also in thanking our special guests and presenters: Robert Magbanua from the Union City Exercise Program, Kona Ice of San Jose, Sharkie from the San Jose Sharks, and Bill Winslow, Parkinson’s Foundation Community Advocate.

Many thanks to our planning committee: Theresa Najjar, Marilyn Enderson, Debbie Sternbach, Steven Russell and Robin Gaffney. And thank you to our volunteers, including Ann Boylan!!

Congratulations to current top teams:
Rock Steady Fighters, Team Papa Caron, Synaptic Fitness, Team Garvey, Team Yellow Submarine, Team Orlando, Tina Strong, All Aboard the Union City A Train, Get Care Moving, Team Phil, and Pops’ Posse.

And our current top individuals:
Noelle Nelson, Bill Winslow, Ann Boylan, Teresa Goehner, Marilyn Enderson, Theresa Najjar, Mary Ferris, Terry Cone, Josephine Chu, Corrie Prindle, Barbara Degregorio, Freddy Silva, and Tina McDonald.

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. Individuals that raise $500 or more by July 2 will receive an incentive certificate by email about a week or two following.

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

We’ll see you next year!


Schedule of Events:
9:00 am Resource Pavilion Opens
9:10 am Movement Pavilions Open (schedules below)
10:20 am Opening Ceremony
10:30 am Walk Starts
11:00 am Sno Cone Truck
11:30 am Closing Ceremony
12:00 pm Event Ends

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 and 3 mile routes will be available. We will be walking around the Evergreen Valley campus and along the various trails in the adjacent neighborhood. The official route is still being finalized, and will be updated here once it is confirmed.

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 Jose, 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.


9:10 AM9:30 AM20 minPWR! MOVESTheresa Najjar, PT, DPT
9:40 AM10:00 AM20 minROCK STEADY BOXINGFreddy Silva
10:45 AM11:05 AM20 minSeated Mobility ClassTheresa Najjar, PT, DPT
11:10 AM11:20 AM10 minMindful MeditationTheresa Najjar, PT, DPT



9:10 AM9:30 AM20 minTAI CHIMwezo Kudumo
9:40 AM10:00 AM20 minPWR! MOVESJessica Vazquez



9:10 AM9:30 AM20 minYOGAArlene McCarthy, PT, DPT, RYT 200
9:40 AM10:00 AM20 minMobility TangoBob Noakes


The San Jose Earthquakes and Sharkie from the San Jose Sharks will be on hand for family fun entertainment and games!

What types of organizations will be in the Resource Pavilion?
We have a little sampling from organizations throughout the Bay Area. You can also visit our sponsor booths for a wide variety of materials and companies with information on PD. You will find the full listing of companies below:

• San Jose Earthquakes
• Abbott
• Dance Moves Me!
• Rock Steady Boxing
• Stanford
• Union City Exercise program

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 Jose / Gena Lennon
Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc.
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

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