Monday, April 11, 2016

Bay Area NPF 2016 Moving Day, 2 dates!

In case you haven't heard, the National Parkinson Foundation is having its second annual Moving Day® in San Francisco (May1) and Silicon Valley (June 4) and we would love to see you there!

UCSF is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and the UCSF Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic (Parnassus Campus) and the UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center (Mt Zion Campus) are working with the NPF to produce another successful event.  We are currently establishing the UCSF PD Center walking team and hope you will be inspired to create your own team and join with the hundreds of other people walking and celebrating together!

Moving Day® is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that will unite families, friends, and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. More than just a walk, Moving Day highlights NPF’s belief in a better life until we have a cure for PD.  It focuses on “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating the disease.   The funds raised by this event help support NPF programs vital to the advancement of PD research and outreach at the national and local level.  Last year, support from the NPF helped to expand our community outreach in San Francisco.

REGISTER TODAY for either:  San Francisco - Sunday, May 1, 2016 or Silicon Valley (San Jose) – Saturday, June 4, 2016.  You can find additional information at

Moving Day® features a unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, PWR, LSVT Big, boxing, and dance — all proven to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The walks also feature a Resource Pavilion, which will include local medical and paramedical professionals like neurologists, physical therapists, social workers, and other community resources for patients and caregivers.  Included in the festivities are family-friendly walk routes of 1, 2, or 3 miles, a kids’ area, music, entertainment and much more. 

Thank you for your support and if you have any questions concerning Moving Day®, please reach out to walk coordinator, Colleen Fischer at 925-421-6737 or email her at

Hope you can make it out for a day of movement and exercise and support for the fight against PD.

Aaron (Team Captain, UCSF PDCRC)