Moving Day(R) Philly: A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's on 10/11/14 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Oct 11 2014 8:00 am
Oct 11 2014 12:00 pm

On Saturday, October 11th, join us on MLK/West River Drive for Moving Day® Philly: A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson'sThis family-friendly event is a collaborative effort between The Parkinson Council and the National Parkinson Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support people with Parkinson's, their families and care-partners in our region. 

Click here to register for Moving Day® Philly! Click here to make a donation!

To support an individual or team, click here!

The Parkinson Council has held the "Stamp Out Parkinson's" Walk for 12 years and raised nearly $1.6 million for research, education, treatment and services throughout the Philadelphia region. Now we are making our walk even better by partnering with the National Parkinson's Foundation to put a Philly stamp on our the national Moving Day event to create Moving Day® Philly: A Walk To Stamp Out Parkinson's.  Keeping with the spirit of "Stamp Out Parkinson's", 100% of the funds raised will stay in our community.

About Us

Our Mission 

The Parkinson Council, a Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, provides financial support to local nonprofits and  institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson's disease patients, their families and caregivers.

Click on the presentation below to find out more about us, how we work and where the money goes.

Movement Classes


Dance for PD is a unique movement program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. It helps people affected by PD improve well-being, address symptoms and connect with others in the Parkinson’s community in a safe, fun and creative environment.

Emma Lee/for Newsworks

Everyone with PD, family and friends are welcome... no dance experience is necessary! Participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of dance themes including folk dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater numbers, all with an emphasis on using the power of music to move.


Abington YMCA dance class designed for people with Parkinson's disease, by Hilary Bentman, 7/2/13

Dance classes help Parkinson's patients stay limber, by Gloria Hochman, Philadelphia Inquirer 6/16/13

People with Parkinson's revel in dance class made for them, by Maiken Scott, WHYY Newsworks 5/8/13

Support Groups

A support group is a way for people to help Parkinson's Disease patients cope with problems they all share. These groups offer social and emotional support to patients and their care partners, education and information from peers and professionals and a chance to be active for oneself and for others in the community. Members give and receive information and encouragement through the mail, phone calls, and group meetings. There are more than 40 support groups now active in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Groups meet weekly or monthly.  

Avalon Flip Flop Walk, Saturday, July 19th

Jul 19 2014 8:00 am
Jul 19 2014 11:00 am

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 7th Annual Flip Flop Walk in Avalon on Saturday, July 19th! There were so many memories created and we want to share them with you.

Photos by Daniel E. Mueller

This year's 2-mile walk raised close to $14,000 (our goal was $10,000)! Even if you couldn't be there in person, you can still donate by clicking here! 

Talk the Talk...Walk the Walk on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sep 11 2014 6:30 pm
Sep 11 2014 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 11, 2014

6:30pm to 8pm

Community Center – Giant, Willow Grove

315 York Rd

Willow Grove, PA 19090

(Click here for directions)

Registration is Free!

Presenters for the FREE event include experts in the field of Parkinson's disease care, research and rehabilitation. Join us to see what role you can play in raising awareness about Parkinson’s disease in our community while learning how to stay well with PD.  Food and beverage served.

Click here to register online!  To download a registration form, click here. For more information or register via phone, contact us at 610.668.4292.

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