Saturday, March 14th at 9am will see the annual Moving Day® Orlando event to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.
The Moving Day® Orlando website offers this description of the event:
Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation Central Florida’s annual fundraising walk/run event. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc. all proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.
My mother-in-law has Parkinson’s, as did her late father, Charles William Kinney, and it is in his honor that many of our family members will be taking part in the walk. With our matching “Perkins Pack” t-shirts, we’ll all take turns accompanying “Granny” around the course, whether she is running, walking or sitting comfortably while being guided around the course in her stylishly black “Grannymobile” wheelchair.
The Mayo Clinic defines Parkinson’s Disease:
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.
Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications may markedly improve your symptoms. In occasional cases, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms.
If you can come out and participate, donate or watch and cheer the participants on during Moving Day® Orlando, it would mean a lot to the Parkinson’s Foundation and to those who are participating.