The Parkinson’s Foundation’s 2021 Moving Day walk season–its signature fundraising activity–will include both virtual and contactless events across the country, it announces.

“In the last 10 years, Moving Day has united more than 150,000 people in the fight against Parkinson’s disease and has raised more than $30 million to fund cutting-edge research and community programs. While Moving Day will look different this year with virtual and contactless events, our commitment to making life better for people with Parkinson’s disease remains as strong as ever.”

— John L. Lehr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation

More than 45 Moving Day events will take place this year, including Moving Day USA, its virtual walk on May 22, 2021. Leading up to the event, participants and teams will raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation.

The funds raised through Moving Day support cutting-edge research and help provide expert care for the Parkinson’s community. Most recently, funds raised by Moving Day helped the Parkinson’s Foundation launch PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease, a national Parkinson’s study to offer free genetic testing and counseling for people with Parkinson’s. In 2020, the study introduced a comprehensive Parkinson’s at-home genetics testing kit, a media release from Parkinson’s Foundation explains.

“As someone living with Parkinson’s disease, Moving Day is more than just a walk, it’s a celebration of movement which is proven to help manage PD symptoms. For some, that movement may happen from the comfort and safety of their vehicle or home but no matter what, we can participate and feel empowered and united with the entire Parkinson’s community.”

— Steve Fischlin, Parkinson’s Foundation chapter board member and Moving Day team member

[Source(s): Parkinson’s Foundation, PR Newswire]

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