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2022 Grand Rapids "I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's" Walk



“I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s” is Michigan Parkinson Foundation’s signature fundraising event. It is a Team / Pledge walking event that raises critical funds needed to bring support and help to those affected by Parkinson’s disease and their family members throughout ALL of Michigan. Whether you have Parkinson’s or have a loved one with Parkinson’s, “I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s” Walk is a fun, family event. 


The 2022 Grand Rapids Walk features your choice of either a quick loop or the "The Full Experience Loop" of 1.5 miles through the beautiful Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. There will also be entertainment, healthy snacks, exercise demonstrations, and a health fair exhibit. Participants have the option to walk and/or participate in the various Parkinson Exercise Demonstrations that will be taking place. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff remain our top priorities and we will continue to pay close attention to the State of Michigan and CDC Guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Please note that because of this year's location, dogs will not be allowed. We apologize for the inconvenience! 


Date: Saturday, October 8 


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park       

1000 E Beltline Ave NE                                       

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Registration opens at 9:00 am

Exercise Demonstrations at 9:30

Opening Ceremony at 10:15 am

Walk Begins at 10:30 am



What do the funds raised support?

  • Financial assistance for in-home respite care  
  • Medication assistance
  • Daily Parkinson Exercise Classes led by physical therapists  
  • Weekly Patient Education Programs
  • Professional Education Symposiums  
  • Full Time Staff Social Worker
  • Parkinson Caregiving Training Module  
  • Pro-bono Legal Guidance
  • Newly Diagnosed Patient Information Packet  
  • 76 Parkinson Support Groups in Michigan
     All of these programs and services are offered free of charge.

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://parkinsonsmi.org/