Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Page!
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
At the University at Buffalo Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, we offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®. Together, patients, the speech-language pathologists, and the graduate student clinicians work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises. These programs emphasize on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. It is events like Moving Day that contribute to the growing support being offered to those with PD.
We will participate with intent in Moving Day in support of our patients as well as all those who are diagnosed with PD and their families. We will motivate others to take action by speaking up about PD. We hope to raise awareness, to fundraise, and to help others better understand PD.
You can join our team for the local Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help us continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
– To donate or visit a team members personal page please select from the ‘Team Roster’ list at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the Parkinson’s Foundation!