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Ultimate Medical Academy “Gets Moving” to Support the National Parkinson Foundation


March 31, 2017, Tampa, Fla. – Joining in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, several team members from Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit healthcare higher education school, will participate in the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day Walk on April 1, 2017 in Tampa.

It will be a day to move others and a day that will truly move all of us,” said Dan Soschin, the leader overseeing philanthropic initiatives at UMA. “We’re driven at UMA to make a difference in the lives of our students and our communities. We are proud to help the National Parkinson Foundation in its mission of improving the lives of those affected by this disease.”

“It’s always amazing to see how many individuals, businesses and organizations come out to be a part of this nationwide movement,” Megan Willard, coordinator of Tampa Bay Moving Day for the National Parkinson Foundation, said. “Together, not only are we raising awareness, but we are helping to improve the lives of every person with Parkinson’s by supporting cutting-edge research, the advancement of clinical care and public education that results from Moving Day.”

Held in cities across the United States, Moving Day unites communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. It is the first grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and allows participants to speak out about the illness in their communities. The event highlights movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease.

UMA’s involvement with the National Parkinson Foundation is one of the many service projects and outreach initiatives the institution participates in each year. For more details about UMA’s involvement in the community, visit

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is an organization that is dedicated to making life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. Founded in 1957, the organization is devoted to bringing help and hope to the estimated one million individuals in the United States, and the 10 million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. To date, NPF has funded $208 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with this disease as they work toward a tomorrow without Parkinson’s.