Emory DPT Students Support the National Parkinson Foundation

Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s annual fundraising walk event. This year it was hosted in Atlanta with a goal to raise $100,000.00 to benefit the Foundation. 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 featured 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. This year the event raised $136,855.09! Emory University’s third year DPT students, Anjali Malviya and Mackenzie Olson chose to walk the 5k, while third year DPT students Holly Compton, Meg Harris, and Lauren Rossbach worked at a booth in the Movement Pavilion to recruit participants for their ongoing research into the benefits of Adapted Tango for Parkinson’s patients.