Registration will begin at the Cedartown Welcome Center located at 609 South Main St. at 9 a.m. Registration can also be done online by clicking here to go the Moving Day website.
The movement pavilion will open from 10-10:30 a.m. warm up exercises will be held at 10:45 and the walk will begin at 11 a.m. heading north to Peeks Park. Movement activities and entertainment will follow at the park.
Jay Deville, owner of Right at Home, a health care assistance company located in Rome said the event is called moving day because, although there is currently no cure for Parkinson's Disease, physical activity is one of the best treatment for the symptoms.
"The Moving Day program began last year with three cities--Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Rome, Ga. participating," Deville said. "Cedartown will be the first city to hold the event this year."
Deville said Cedartown has had a Parkinson's walk for a several years and has historically had a lot of participation and raised a lot of money, thanks in large part to Cedartown local James Trussell.
Deville further stated the Cedartown Moving Day will be a model for other cities going forward. Money raised during the event will go towards research for treatment and a cure for the disease.