About the Walk

The Parkinson Hero Walks are a team/pledge walking event that allows Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF) to continue critical programs and services free of charge. For individuals with Parkinson's, to care partners, healthcare professionals, family, friends, and loved ones: they are all our heroes; their courage in facing this disease every day is truly exemplary. The walk features a one mile walk route, Parkinson exercise demonstrations, and entertainment for the whole family. Together, we can make areal difference for the 35,000 individuals (heroes!) with Parkinson’s in Michigan and their families.

Event Details

August 24, 2024 @ Civic Center in Traverse City, MI

Registration opens at 9:00 AM

Programming starts at 10:00 AM

Walk starts at 10:30 AM


Volunteers needed! To learn more or to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Torrey Davenport at tdavenport@parkinsonsmi.org

Where Does the Money Go?

  • Financial assistance for in-home respite care
  • Medication assistance
  • Daily Parkinson exercise classes led by physical therapists
  • Weekly patient education programs
  • Professional education symposium
  • Full-time licensed staff social worker
  • Parkinson caregiving training module
  • Pro-bono legal guidance
  • Newly diagnosed patient information packet
  • Over 70 support groups throughout Michigan

All MPF programs and services are offered free of charge.

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