We are so excited to announce the third year of this Movers and Shakers Against Parkinson’s Event. Movers and Shakers will be raising funds to benefit the development and implementation of world class movement disorder care at Union Hospital.
The equipment and specialized training funded by the event will be directed to Parkinson's Disease patients, however the equipment and training can also be used to provide treatment for MS, Stroke, ALS, and others. Similar programs are being developed at the Cleveland Clinic and in a few other major metropolitan areas, but can be made available here also with the proper training and equipment. Hundreds of local Parkinson’s patients and others will have access to treatments developed from cutting edge research for the first time right here at Union Hospital Healthplex. In fact, Movers and Shakers is using money raised from our past two events to sponsor the YUHR Move! Program currently offered at Union Hospital Healthplex.
This unique fall event will be again held at Schoenbrunn Village State Memorial at the peak of leaf season. The 10k event is literally a Sunday afternoon walk (or run) in the park. There are possible distances of 1, 2, 4, and 6 miles. The event is professionally timed and is part of the Subway Challenge SEries. Families, non-profit groups, and corporate teams make up the majority of the field, but many individuals enter also. The food, live bluegrass music and race pack will be top shelf.
The Healthy is Beautiful event is being presented asa group or corporate outing that compliments a healthy living program. Companies, organizations, and other teams of 12 or more participants get their own logo on the front of their Dry-Fit Tees to show the community that their team puts feet behind their community involvement efforts. We emphasize group participation over just financial sponsorships.
This year’s registration fee of $30 pays our vendors and covers all our costs. We are asking each participant to set a minimum fundraising goal of $100 for Movers and Shakers.
Sponsors may choose to help participants in their fundraising, pay the entry fees or choose other options. Fundraising efforts will be tracked for individuals, companies and teams with prizes and special recognition to the winners.
Registered Volunteers and Cheerleaders are considered participants. Every participant pays the same $30 registration fee, will receive identical gift packs and are asked to set the same minimum fundraising goals. Volunteering or Cheerleading is a great way for those who can’t walk or run to join the fun and help our cause!
Teams are encouraged to have an honorary captain with Parkinson’s or another movement disorder participate with their team. This can be an employee, friend, parent or client--anyone with a connection to the team.
With the help of Union Hospital we are planning on 1,000 participants raising $100,000 for Movers and Shakers to benefit Union Hospital’s Movement Disorder Care.
Help us bring world-class movement disorder care to Tuscarawas County!