More than 1,000 area residents will gather at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, on Sunday, November 10th, 2013 for Moving Day, a grassroots campaign to spotlight Parkinson’s Disease (PD) awareness. The event, which runs from 8:30am to 12:00pm, features a one or two mile walk, including the opportunity to walk on the field, and children’s activities. Participants are invited to raise funds as part of the event to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area.
The event, which is free and open to the public, also includes a movement pavilion with classes in yoga, dance, exercise and tai chi. Studies show that movement is beneficial and proven to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, improving flexibility and mobility. Even vigorous exercise, such as biking and running, has been shown to potentially slow down or delay progression of the disease. The aim is to encourage people to stay active and move for better health.
Nationals Park – home of the Washington Nations – is located at 1500 South Capitol St SE in Southwest DC. Free parking for Moving Day is available in Lot B. The stadium is also easily accessible by Metro’s Navy Yard-Ballpark station (located on the green line).
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for people living with Parkinson Disease, their care partners, and their families through support and education programs, exercise programs, and public awareness. More than 900 people benefit from PFNCA programs each month.
Editor’s Note: If you would like to interview an area resident who benefits from PFNCA’s programs, please contact Corinne Carpenter at (703) 734-1017.