Moving Day® News
Congrats Milwaukee on meeting and
exceeding the inaugural fundraising goal of $50,000!
On Saturday, June 10th, a beautiful warm, summer day, over 300 people and
28 fundraising teams, consisting of people living with Parkinson’s disease
(PD), their families, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate leaders,
corporate teams from Milwaukee and surrounding areas participated in the 1st annual
MOVING DAY® Milwaukee walk event at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.
MOVING DAY® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) annual
fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities, both large and
small, in the fight against PD. The national grassroots events demonstrate and celebrate the positive impact
movement can play in slowing the progression of PD and
its debilitating symptoms.
approximately one million people in the U.S. who are living with PD. Each year,
60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed with a growing number of those cases
affecting people under 40 years of age. Currently,
there is no cure for this devastating, neurodegenerative disease, which robs
people of their motor functions, including speech. The mission of NPF is to
make life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research.
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It will be 'A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!'
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