Moving Day Albuquerque - A Walk for Parkinson’s
The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day Albuquerque, A Walk for Parkinson’s, on the campus of The University of New Mexico (UNM) at 2400 Tucker Rd. NE, one of more than 40 grassroots events taking place across the country this year. Funds raised through Moving Day will support cutting-edge research and community programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families.
One million Americans are living with Parkinson’s, with 60,000 people newly diagnosed each year. Moving Day Albuquerque is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites the community in the fight against Parkinson’s. Moving Day events across the country have raised nearly $22 million to improve care and advance research toward a cure.
More than just a walk, Moving Day Albuquerque is a celebration of movement featuring a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion with yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates and other activities—all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms.
Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation national mission by: delivering quality care to more than 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s, funding cutting-edge research to advance toward a cure, and providing free resources and local services for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
To learn more about Moving Day and how you, your family and friends, and/or your company can get involved, please visit www.movingdaywalk.org. Moving Day is made possible, in part, through the generous support of national partners Adamas, Acorda, Right at Home, Amneal, Acadia and Lundbeck, as well as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Lovelace and Caliber Home Loans.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease 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 or call 800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.