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April 14, 2012

Parkinson’s Unity Walk (PUW) April 28, 2012!

18th Parkinson’s Unity Walk (PUW), April 28, 2012!

Join us for a gentle 1.4 mile walk in Central Park. Visit informational booths along Margot Zobel Way which will include Ask the Doctor, representatives from our sponsors, and seven major US Parkinson’s foundations.

Walking is optional. Stay and enjoy the day’s activities!

100% of donations go directly to Parkinson’s disease research.

The walk will be on 72nd Street Bandshell, Central Park, New York. Use 72nd Street Park entrance on Fifth Avenue or Central Park West.

REGISTRATION OPEN:      8:30 am to 1:00 pm
BOOTHS OPEN:                              9:00 am to 2:00 pm
WALK KICK-OFF:               9:45 am
WALK BEGINS:                    10:00 am

Registration Information: 

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

Go to the Registration booth only if you need to do any of the following:
  • Pick up your Unity Walk T-shirt (if eligible).
  • Walkers who donate or fundraise $75 by the day of the Walk and are present at the Walk will receive a T-shirt (for a team, average raised per team member is taken into account).
  • Turn in your donations.
  • Register for the Walk (if you have not done so online or by mail).
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.

2012 PUW Final Registration Times:

Team Registration Deadline:  April 27, 2012 
(Team registrations will not be accepted on the day of the Walk.)

Deadline to Give and Turn in Donations:  May 28, 2012.
All donations received by May 28, 2012 will be credited to the 2012 Walk. 
(Donations where all information is complete and legible will be acknowledged by July, 2012.)


No need to leave the park for lunch. Have a bite while you are visiting the informational booths along “Margot Zobel Way.” Four food trucks will be selling moderately priced food items throughout the day:  Eddie’s Pizza TruckGorilla CheeseRickshaw Dumpling Bar and The Treats Truck.

Chock Full o’ Nuts is generously donating coffee to all Walk participants. Look for their trucks by the Bandshell, near Registration and further down “Margot Zobel Way.”

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.

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 and receive a printed copy of your photo to take home with you. You can also download a digital copy of the photo from the vendor’s website and forward it to your team members and supporters.


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:

  • Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Pack a heavier lunch and extra drinks based on your needs.
  • Each participant will receive a tote bag to hold information from our sponsors. If you think you’ll need it, bring a backpack to hold extra items while you walk. PUW Staff can not hold personal belongings while participants walk.
  • Use the Team Meeting Area if you are looking for a place to meet your group.
  • Make a sign in memory or honor of a friend or loved one at the Make-a-Sign Area.
  • Strollers and pets are allowed in Central Park and along the Walk route.  Please be considerate of fellow walkers.  Dogs must on leash starting at 9 am, per Park rules.  General Park information about pets can be found here.
Important links:
For more information on the PUW please see the link below:

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