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Parkinson’s Moving Day
October 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Drive Road Crew at Moving Day Chicago! 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 annual Moving Day Chicago Walk on Sunday, October 16, 2022, starting in the South Lot at Soldier Field.
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 karate, all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m., and the We Move Opening Ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m.
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 generally develop slowly over years. People with PD may experience tremors, slowness of movements, gait and balance problems, and non-motor symptoms including depression, loss of smell and cognitive impairment.
Nearly 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/greaterillinois or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).