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Parkinson’s Moving Day Chicago
October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join The Drive Road Crew at Soldier Field for the Parkinson’s Moving Day! Hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation, Moving Day Chicago is an annual fundraising walk which will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the South Lot at Soldier Field. The event brings together the community to honor people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), raise awareness, support the life-changing work of the Parkinson’s Foundation, and celebrate movement proven to help manage PD symptoms.
Presented by Northwestern Medicine, the event will feature a family-friendly walk along the lakefront, information booths, kids’ area and special physical activities such as boxing, dance and vocal training, all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., and the inspiring We Move Opening Ceremony will start at 10:15 a.m. before walk step-off.
Registration is free; however, participants are encouraged to fundraise for the Parkinson’s Foundation. For more information and to register, visit www.MovingDayChicago.org.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms vary in their progression and severity. People with PD may experience a range of presentations, including tremors, slowness of movements, gait and balance problems, and non-motor symptoms including depression, loss of smell and cognitive impairment.
Someone is newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease every 9 minutes in the U.S., and at least one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and ALS. In Illinois, there are approximately 29,700 people living with PD.
The Parkinson’s Foundation’s 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 more information, visit www.parkinson.org/midwest or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).