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The 28th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk Was Back in New York’s Central Park Raising Over $850,000 for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Since our inception in 1994, the Unity Walk has raised more than $29 million to support essential research and ultimately find a cure to end Parkinson’s disease.

KINGSTON, N.J. (RELEASE DATE JUNE 22, 2022) — The Parkinson Alliance is pleased to announce that the 28th Parkinson’s Unity Walk held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, raised over $850,000 for vital research to support the development of new therapies, and improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease. One hundred percent of funds will go directly to research funded by four major U.S. Parkinson’s disease organizations.

Since the inception of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in 1994, its mission has been to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research. “Our rally cry in the early years was to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and our mission is the same today. We have seen new therapies, treatments, and research studies that are leading us closer to a cure year after year. Your ongoing support and donations make all difference as we unite in this cause,” stated Martin Tuchman, Chairman of The Parkinson Alliance.

All donations from the Parkinson’s Unity Walk will be distributed to Parkinson’s disease organizations for the sole purpose of funding research grants. For 2022, the organizations benefiting from the distribution of donations are the American Parkinson Disease Association, Parkinson’s Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and The Parkinson Alliance.

We were thrilled to reunite as a community in Central Park after two years of virtual celebrations. More than 150 teams walked the 1.4-mile route, enjoyed a day of performances at the Bandshell, and received patient education resources provided by our medical experts and sponsors. Mediflix, a new sponsor of the Unity Walk, shared a live stream of the event so our community from around the globe could share in the day.

“We can’t thank you enough for your fundraising efforts and ongoing support,” stated Carol Walton, Executive Director of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. “Central Park was buzzing with excitement as we gathered together again as a community! We have missed seeing each other, gathering as one, and sharing new education and therapy updates. This year’s Walk was a time to gather with old friends and make new ones,” added Walton.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and the individuals and teams that fundraise for our cause each year. The 2022 sponsors include Double Diamond sponsor Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Diamond sponsor Amneal Pharmaceuticals, and Platinum sponsors Abbott, Abbvie Neuroscience, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, Avion Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Kyowa Kirin, LSVT Global, Medtronic, Nexstride, PMD Alliance, Sunovion, and UCB, Inc. Additional sponsors and partnerships included Neuroderm Ltd. and Mediflix.

Information about grants funded by the 2022 Parkinson’s Unity Walk will be posted on the Unity Walk’s website later this year.

Until we find a cure, we must continue walking and funding research. For information about the 2023 Parkinson’s Unity Walk, visit unitywalk.org or call 866-789-9255 to learn more.

About The Parkinson Alliance
The mission of The Parkinson Alliance is to raise funds for research to end Parkinson’s disease, support the development of new therapies, and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease through patient-centered research and resources. The Parkinson Alliance stands as an umbrella organization for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, Team Parkinson, and other fundraising events held around the country.

Contact
Stacey Walstrum
Development Director
Parkinson’s Unity Walk
(866) 789-9255
info@unitywalk.org
www.unitywalk.org

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