First Choice Neurology

Moving Day Miami Helps Support Parkinson’s

Moving Day Miami is an annual fundraiser for The Parkinson’s Foundation. Moving Day Miami will be held this Saturday, November 9 at Maurice A. Ferré Park located at 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132.

Moving Day Miami Parkinson's FoundationMoving Day Miami is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Every dollar raised supports the Parkinson’s Foundation’s mission to make life better for people affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD). At Moving Day walks across the country, people are fighting Parkinson’s and celebrating movement — proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms — and we’re doing it together.

Approximately one million people have Parkinson’s disease in the United States and there are around 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder that affects mostly 65 years of age and older. Although 1 out of every 10 people with the disease is younger than 45.

Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation mission by:

  • Delivering quality care to more than 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s
  • Funding cutting-edge research to improve treatments and advance toward a cure
  • Providing free resources for people living with Parkinson’s and their families
  • Since 2011, Moving Day events across the country have gathered more than 130,000 participants and raised nearly $22 million to improve care and advance research toward a cure.

 

Moving Day Miami Schedule

8:00 a.m. – Registration, Refreshment Tent, Parkinson’s Experience Tent, VIP Area
8:15 a.m. – Pavilion Activities
9:20 a.m. – Welcome & Warm-Up by West Gables Rehab Hospital
9:30 a.m. – Ceremony and Walk Begins
9:45 a.m. – Pavilion Activities resume
11:30 a.m. – Closing Ceremony

 

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects the way your brain controls your muscles. Parkinson’s is a disease due to the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine and is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and can develop gradually. This can make it hard to walk and do many other kinds of movement. Symptoms can be barely noticeable, could be a tremor in just one hand.

• Parkinson’s mostly affects men.
• There is no blood test or scan that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease.
• Doctors look for four classic symptoms of the disease before reaching a diagnosis.
• There is no known cause of PD although a family history of the disease will increase your risk.
• Parkinson’s is a movement disorder.

 

Join the First Choice Neurology Team

We invite you to join our team this Saturday to support Parkinson’s disease. If you are interested, please contact Patricia Pena at ppena@fcneurology.net

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