Art by Cindy DeLuz

January 12, 2015 | by Darcy Blake | Moving Day® is an annual fundraising walk event that debuts on April 19 in San Francisco at Justin Herman Plaza and on April 25 in San Jose at Arena Green East. The San Jose event celebrates movement with a walk along the banks of the Guadalupe River, and exercises under a cluster of tents called the Movement Pavilion. Moving Day is made possible by National Parkinson Foundation and it is presented in cities throughout the country. The goal of the event is to educate the community and bring awareness to the fight against Parkinson’s disease (PD).

People with PD and their families have the choice of joining one-, two-, or three-mile walks. While the walks are enroute, participants can opt to visit the Movement Pavilion to try mini-exercise sessions that help manage the symptoms of PD.

The exercise sessions include:logo_movingday

• Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) exercises
• Qi Gong • Tai Chi • Boxing • Hula
• Zumba • ballroom dancing • pole-walking • pilates
• yoga • balance exercises

Register for this unique fundraising event in San Francisco on April 19 or April 25 at http://www.movingdaybayarea.org. Join one of the existing teams, or start a team of your own friends and family! For more information, contact Colleen Fischer, Moving Day® Bay Area Coordinator, National Parkinson Foundation at 925-421-6737cfischer@parkinson.org. This is a day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves you!

About Parkinson’s Women Support  The  mission of Parkinson’s Women Support is to offer moral support, encouragement and camaraderie for women who are Parkinson’s Disease patients. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonswomen

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