Why We Walk

Why move for Moving Day?

Get out and move with your community. Every dollar raised supports the Parkinson’s Foundation mission to make life better for people affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD). At Moving Day walks across the country, we’re fighting Parkinson’s and celebrating movement — proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms — and we’re doing it together. #Move4PD

Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation mission by:

  • Delivering quality care to more than 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s
  • Funding cutting-edge research to improve treatments and advance toward a cure
  • Providing free resources for people living with Parkinson’s and their families

Since 2011, Moving Day events across the country have gathered more than 130,000 participants and raised nearly $22 million to improve care and advance research toward a cure.

What happens at Moving Day?

Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson’s, is a fun and inspiring annual fundraising event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation across the country. Moving Day unites families, friends and communities 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 with yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates and other activities — all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms.

Who do you move for?

Nearly one million Americans and 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s. Approximately 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with PD each year.

Find a Moving Day event near you and register now.

About the Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

Learn more about how you can get involved with the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Join the Movement Today

Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal — to fight Parkinson’s disease.

Get Started With Us Today

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal— to help beat Parkinson’s.

Research Funding

The Parkinson’s Foundation has funded more than $200 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. We continue to be a major funder of research programs. Learn more.

Your Dollars at Work

Moving Day does so much more than raise funds—it provides
a platform for the Parkinson’s Foundation to support local communities across the country through grants that provide health, wellness, support and other critically important services in their area. Learn more.

Moving Day Milestones

Since its launch in 2011, through 2018, the Parkinson’s Foundation has hosted 163 Moving Day events in cities across the U.S. Learn more about the growth of Moving Day and what’s to come in 2019. Join our efforts today!

163 events in the first seven years, more than 130,000 participants, and nearly $22M raised.