Annual fundraising walk to stride back this September
August 29, 2013 by Mark
The 3rd annual Moving Day celebration and walk is taking place in Pittsburgh next month, with proceeds going to the National Parkinson Foundation – in particular its Western Pennsylvania chapter.
Moving Day events take place in several communities throughout the United States on the same day each year, and consists of a 1.5 or two-mile walk. Participants raise pledges from friends, family, and co-workers; those who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a T-shirt and those who raise $250 or more will receive various incentive prizes. People can take part in the walk as an individual or as a team. The goal of this year’s walk is to raise $148,000.
In addition to the walk, there will be live entertainment, face painting artists, local celebrity guests, and the Movement Pavilion. The pavilion will feature yoga, dance, and other physical demonstrations.
This event helps to raise funds for research and awareness of Parkinson’s disease – a condition affecting approximately 10,000 people in Western Pennsylvania.
There is no doubt that this event will attract participants from all over Western Pennsylvania, including nearby Plum. Organizers have probably been working with local printing companies to help advertise this upcoming annual event throughout the area. This might include flyers, posters, or even pledge sheets.
The Moving Day Celebration will take place at Highmark Station in Pittsburgh on September 28. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk begins at 10:00 am. To find out more about what is scheduled, call 412-837-2542.