On Saturday, October 11th, join us on MLK/West River Drive for Moving Day® Philly: A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's. This family-friendlyevent 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.