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Moving Day Rochester going virtual

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The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day Rochester online at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 through its website and on Facebook to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease while supporting research and community programs.

Participants will tune in on their phone or computer to hear real people telling their stories of living with Parkinson’s, loving people with Parkinson’s and those who work to beat Parkinson’s. They also will have a chance to do a Parkinson’s-friendly fitness routine.

“Moving Day Virtual is fun, inspiring and celebrates movement, which is essential for making life better for people with Parkinson’s” said Kim Collins from the Parkinson’s Foundation. “The support of the community enables us to continue to make meaningful improvements in the lives of those with Parkinson’s and uplift spirits from home during this ongoing pandemic.”

One million Americans are living with Parkinson’s, with 60,000 people newly diagnosed each year. Moving Day events across the country have raised more than $27 million to improve care and advance research toward a cure.

Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation national mission by delivering care to more than 193,500 people living with Parkinson’s, funding research to advance toward a cure and providing free resources and local services for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.

“It means the world to see my friends and neighbors coming together online to bring attention to the Parkinson’s community,” said Cindy Finestone, who has Parkinson’s disease and is participating in this year’s virtual walk. “Living each day with Parkinson’s can be challenging, but better treatments, programs and research make all the difference. This online event gives me hope and reminds me that I’m not alone.”

Throughout the pandemic, the Parkinson’s Foundation continues to support people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones, addressing their concerns and providing information about COVID-19 and Parkinson’s disease. Visit parkinson.org/coronavirus to learn more.

To learn more about Moving Day and how to get involved, visit movingdaywalk.org.