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The 2020 Parkinson’s Unity Walk is now virtual! We are thrilled to invite you to participate in a NEW way by joining our Parkinson’s Unity Challenge! 

The Parkinson’s Unity Challenge combines all of your favorite elements of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk – our PUW community, your impact, fun, physical activity & a big celebration – into one inspiring virtual experience. Even if we can’t walk side by side in Central Park, our hope is we can all use the Parkinson’s Unity Challenge as a way to bring this inspiring community together, which is so important now more than ever.

Starting Thursday, June 18, we will launch a series of challenges to build awareness of our fight against Parkinson’s disease and raise funds for research as we countdown to our Unity Walk virtual celebration day on Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m. (ET).

Who: Everyone is invited!

What:  Help us fight against Parkinson’s disease by participating in 4 weeks of social media challenges, culminating in our virtual celebration on Saturday, July 11.

Where:  From anywhere!

When:  Once a week! Starting Thursday, June 18, 2020 through July 11, 2020

How to join the challenge


Register for the Unity Walk Challenge so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

  • If you have already registered for the 2020 Unity Walk, log in to your Participant Center to access your fundraising progress and tools!  Also make sure to check your email for each week’s new challenge!

  • If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? You can participate in the unity challenges and celebrate everything this incredible community has accomplished with us on July 11th. Can we count on you?  Yes! Sign me up!
2. Complete the weekly challenge! Be sure to post on social media and tag @unitywalk using #PUW2020. We want to see all your smiling faces and stories!

If you’re not on social media and would like to join us in this challenge, email your photo to info@unitywalk.org and we will post it for you!

       CHALLENGE #4

We've made it to the fourth challenge and it's time to celebrate! During our virtual celebration event, we will gather together online to honor our inspiring Parkinson’s community and show the impact we are able to have because of your fundraising efforts and participation.

Your challenge, this week, is to share a photo or video of you walking with us on Celebration Day!
Make sure you tag your posts with #PUW2020 so we can celebrate with you!
You can also email your photo to info@unitywalk.org, and we will post it for you!

Mark your calendar & make your plans to join us – we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

       CHALLENGE #3

For the 3rd Unity Challenge, we want to know how you are staying active! Post a video or photo of your favorite physical activity. It could be a walk around your neighborhood, your favorite yoga pose, or even some fancy dance moves.

Make sure you tag your posts with #PUW2020 so we can see your best moves!
You can also email your photo to info@unitywalk.org, and we will post it for you!

We are almost to the finish line. Thank you for all you are doing to support this great mission — we appreciate you!

Keep an eye out next Thursday, July 9 for the details of our 4th and final Unity Challenge!

       CHALLENGE #2

For the 2nd Unity Challenge, we would love you to share with us “why you walk.” Print our I WALK FOR ... Poster and get creative! Or, create your sign, write a message, or share a video (must be less than 60 seconds) and tell us why you love participating in the Parkinson’s Unity Walk.

Download the I WALK FOR ... Poster

Tag it with #PUW2020 @unitywalk so we can share your inspiring message, too! You can also email your photo to info@unitywalk.org, and we will post it for you!

Thank you for all you are doing – we can’t wait to read your story!

Be on the lookout – the 3rd unity challenge will be in your inbox next Wednesday, July 1. 

       CHALLENGE #1

We love the way the Parkinson’s Unity Walk rallies this inspiring community to come together.

For your first challenge, post a throwback photo of your walk team from last year on social media – or throw it way back to a photo from the first year you walked. Be sure to tag your team members and invite them to register to join you in the Parkinson’s Unity Challenge and help raise money for Parkinson’s research. (Tag it with #PUW2020 @unitywalk so we can see all of your smiling faces!).

Watch your email inbox next Thursday, June 25th for your 2nd unity challenge!

Thank you for your commitment to this important mission! We look forward to seeing your photos!

Bonus Challenges

Are you ready to do more to help fight Parkinson’s disease? Here are more ways to join us:

  • Make a $10 donation to your own fundraiser, then ask 15 family members, friends, and co-workers to match your gift.

  • Log in to your Participant Center or open our FREE mobile fundraising app, to access a host of fun and easy-to-use fundraising tools!

  • Reaching out to your personal community – co-workers, neighbors, family, friends – is also a great way to ramp up your fundraising. Can you ask 5 NEW people to support you with a donation this week?

  • Connect your fundraising page to your Facebook. Log in to your Participant Center and click on ‘Raise more money with Facebook.’ In just a few clicks, you will be connected and any donation you get from your friends and followers will be counted immediately towards your goal!

Save the Date

We are excited to host our first ever Virtual Unity Walk & Celebration Event on Saturday, July 11th starting at 11am EST.

Register or Log In today so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!



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