Moving Day Miami- National Parkinson Foundation
On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami, The country's Parkinson Foundation had its 5th annual walk/run event. The fundraising event brought friends, families and communities together within the fight Parkinson's Disease. U.S. Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey served as the Grand Marshall with the event. In memory of his father, who suffered from the illness, Senator Booker is focused on raising awareness of Parkinson's. Over $290,000 spent my childhood years from the fundraising event to create life better for all those with Parkinson's through good research and expert care. The walk/run would be a festive, informative, nice event with over 100 teams participating. The celebration began at 8 a.m. and lasted until 12 noon. The big event featured a Movement Pavilion with yoga, Tai-chi, dance, Pilates, etc., all of which are proven beneficial in handling the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The Miami Fire Department, Station 1 has also been on hand to give eager children the opportunity to try their hand at building fire hose.
While I was there, I met a really interesting organization called Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. that are a NPO that helps patients, families and caregivers deal with the end results of chronic, degenerative neurological diseases in addition to their non-medical accompanying issues. The fantastic people at NCFF were extremely caring and were very welcoming. As being a clinician, I often understand the stress that loved ones and caregivers proceed through while looking after a medically needy loved one. It was nice to see an organization that recognized that around patients need treatment; caregivers needed support also. This organization minimises the physical, emotional and monetary burden connected with being informed they have a neurological disease.