Day of Event

Make Every step Count

21st Parkinson’s Unity Walk (PUW)
Walk Day is Saturday, April 25, 2015 (Rain or Shine)

100% of donations go to Parkinson’s disease research funded by seven major U.S. Parkinson's foundations.

Join us for a gentle 1.4 mile walk in Central Park.

We are also a community and education day! Stay and enjoy our event festivities. On Walk Day, visit with informational booths which will include Ask the Healthcare Experts, and meet with representatives from our sponsors and major U.S. Parkinson’s foundations.

Event hashtag: #puw2015
Include our hashtag in your posts and photos!

LOCATION

72nd Street Bandshell, Central Park, New York, NY
Use 72nd Street Park entrances on Fifth Avenue or Central Park West
Google Map for Directions

REGISTRATION OPEN:             8:30 am to 1:00 pm
BANDSHELL BOOTHS OPEN:  8:30 am to 2:00 pm (Team Photos and Make A Sign)
BOOTHS OPEN:                        8:30 am to 2:00 pm (On Margot Zobel Way)
WALK KICK-OFF:                      9:45 am
WALK BEGINS:                        10:00 am
PROGRAM POST WALK:        11:00 am (Approximately)

IMPORTANT LINKS

REGISTRATION

While there is no registration fee, we encourage all registered walkers to raise funds on behalf of the Walk—100% of donations go to research.

Go to the Registration booth for any of the following: 

Any of our Registrars can help you on the day of the Walk. Go to any seated Registrar; there are no special lines; make only one stop to pick up shirts and turn in donations. All walkers are registered as individuals, even if they are part of a team -- there is only one envelope per walker so you will be sure to get credit as the fundraiser. We recommend that you allow extra time to go through Registration.

2015 PUW DEADLINES
Team Registration Deadline:  All teams must be registered prior to the day of the Walk.
(Team registrations will not be accepted on the day of the Walk.)

Deadline to Give and Turn in Donations:  June 6, 2015. All donations received by June 6, 2015 will be credited to the 2015 Walk.

(The Parkinson's Unity Walk issues tax receipts for donations of $250.00 or more that were made offline via check or credit card. For lesser amounts, a canceled check or credit card bill is sufficient under current tax law. If you would still like a receipt, please click here to request one.)

PARKINSON’S DISEASE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES AT THE WALK
Be empowered and take advantage of the educational information available at the Walk. Learn about resources for people living with Parkinson's and their families. In addition to the organizations listed below, visit the Ask the Healthcare Experts booth on Margot Zobel Way.

REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary snacks and bottled water will be served at the Refreshments Booth. Bottled water will also be available at the Water Station by the Bandshell.

TEAMS
Use the Team Meeting Area near the Bandshell if you are looking for a place to meet your group.

Stop by the Team Photo Booth by the Bandshell between 8:30 am - 2:00 pm and receive a printed copy of your photo to take home with you. You will also receive a digital copy via email and can download the photo from the vendor’s website and forward it to your team members and supporters.

Top 50 Team Captains (per this year's donation deadline) are entered into a raffle drawing for the Parkinson's Unity Walk's Memory Quilt.

ACCESSIBILITY

Entire Walk route is wheelchair accessible. We do not provide wheelchairs. Click here for rentals.

Golf Carts are available to pick up walkers who require assistance. Look for waiting areas for Golf Carts if you require transportation.

SOME HELPFUL TIPS

ASK THE HEALTHCARE EXPERTS BOOTH

Stop by this booth and have your questions answered by a: