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6th Annual Moving Day Chicago 2017

When:
10/15/2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:
South Fields of Lincoln Park (south of the zoo’s south pond)
Lincoln Park South Fields
1627 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
USA

Moving Day Chicago 2017

6th Annual Moving Day Chicago 2017

6th Annual Moving Day® Chicago to Celebrate Movement and Unite Community in the Fight against Parkinson’s Disease

What:  Moving Day® Chicago to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation

When:  Sunday, October 15, 2017

Time:   Registration opens 9:00 a.m.; Walk start 10:30 a.m.

Where:   South Fields of Lincoln Park (south of the zoo’s south pond), Chicago

More Info:  www.MovingDayChicago.org

Get ready for a day to move, a day to move others and a day to be moved. The Parkinson’s Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Moving Day Chicago on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the South Fields of Lincoln Park. The 2 mile walk winds through Chicago’s Lincoln Park, allowing views of the zoo, lagoon, Lake Michigan and city skyline. A half mile course will be offered as well. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

In addition to the family friendly walk course, the event will feature a special Movement Pavilion with activities which are proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms, a Resource Pavilion, entertainment, refreshments and children’s activities. Moving Day will take place rain or shine.

Registration is free, and participants are encouraged to fundraise for The Parkinson’s Foundation. In 2016, walkers collectively raised $412,000 for local Parkinson’s programs.

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the Parkinson’s Foundation

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States and ten million worldwide. Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s 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. For information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Chicago 2017

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