The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announces that its Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson’s, has funded $1.25 million in mission services in 2015.
The money is being used for community grants funding local services in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Calif; Tampa, Fla; and Washington, DC, according to a media release from the National Parkinson Foundation.
“Moving Day supports local and national services that make life better for people living with Parkinson’s and their families,” says Paul Blom, NPF’s interim CEO, in the release. “At NPF, we provide a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.”
“On behalf of the Union City community and staff, we are thankful to be awarded this opportunity from NPF to help provide programs in an underserved Bay Area region that will directly improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s in our area,” states Corina Hahn, recreation manager, Union City Community & Recreation Services, one of the recipients of the grant money, in the release.
“We are also excited and challenged to bring more awareness and education opportunities about Parkinson’s to the greater community, including the importance of living a healthy life, and the warning signs of the disease,” she adds.
Per the release, Moving Day is a walk to raise funds for and raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Since its inception in 2011, the walk has raised $8 million and now takes place in 22 cities across the United States.
For more information, visit National Parkinson Foundation.
[Source(s): National Parkinson Foundation, PR Newswire]