Monies raised from the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) 2015 fall walk season of Moving Day, a Walk for Parkinson’s, has helped fund mission services for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers in six communities.
Grants totaling approximately $300,000 were distributed to communities in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and North Carolina Triangle. These grants were used to fund health, wellness, and education programs in the communities.
“Moving Day directly 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 a media release.
“At NPF, we are happy to fund our local Parkinson’s partners who host programs that help people live well with Parkinson’s,” he adds.
“The NPF Moving Day grant allows us to establish more exercise classes, add new locations, develop new programs including meditation and theater, and provide more scholarships for free Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson’s Disease (StoPD) services to low-income families in the Los Angeles area,” states Roberta Marongiu and Alex Montaldo, from StoPD Inc, a Moving Day grant recipient, in the release.
[Source(s): National Parkinson Foundation, PR Newswire]