NPF Moving Day Raises Awareness and Promotes Exercise

October 2011 Monthly Message

During the month of October, the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF) is kicking off their inaugural Moving Day national campaign.  The goal of Moving Day is to increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease in cities and communities across the country, and encourage people with Parkinson’s to exercise.  Each Moving Day event will feature a distance-walk as well as different stations with activities like dancing, yoga, and Pilates to encourage strengthening flexibility and mobility.

Katie Couric is the honorary national chair of this first Moving Day initiative.  Couric became more publicly involved with the Parkinson’s community after her father passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

PAN participated in NPF’s Moving Day campaign in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 16, where we hosted an information station for individuals to learn more about PAN’s advocacy work on Capitol Hill and across the country.  

NPF is planning additional Moving Day events across the country for 2012 in Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO; Chicago, IL; Sacramento, CA; Sioux Falls, SD; Tallahassee, Miami, and Boca Raton, FL; as well as Cedartown, Rome, and Augusta, GA.

For more information on Moving Day and NPF, please click here.