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Moving Day Southeastern PA raises funds, awareness for Parkinson’s Disease


The Parkinson’s Foundation will host Moving Day Southeastern PA on May 18 at Bucks County Community College Lower Parking Lot S4, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown.

Two hundred people are expected to take part in movement demonstrations and a 1-mile walk to beat Parkinson’s. The family-friendly, in-person event is one of 29 community events taking place across the country this spring. Funds raised through Moving Day support cutting-edge research, improved quality of care and education programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families.

There will also be informational exhibits and a PD experience where people who don’t have Parkinson’s can learn what it’s like to contend with some of the affliction’s symptoms. It is estimated that 1 million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s, with approximately 90,000 people newly diagnosed each year. Moving Day events across the country have raised more than $35 million supporting the Parkinson’s Foundation’s mission to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease.

One of the critical efforts supported by Moving Day donations is PD GENEration, a clinical study by the Parkinson’s Foundation. PD GENEration examines the genetic foundations of the disease, opening doors to new treatment approaches and, hopefully, a cure. The Foundation is seeking additional participants for the study, and more information will be available at the event.

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