Throw on your sneakers because it's time to do some walking! Come out and join us on a 1.5 mile course through the park to raise funds to support the mission and programs of the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania. The day will be jam-packed with entertaining games, huge prizes, upbeat music, cooling refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Don't miss out on this event click here for directions! New this year: Every individual who registers before June 15th receives a t-shirt with registration. Starting June 15th, only individual registrants raising $25 and over will receive a walk t-shirt. 

Saturday Morning, September 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. Registration opens; vendor fair and activities begin
10:00 a.m. Kids Dash for Kids 12 and Under 
10:20 a.m. Programs begin
11:00 a.m. Walk begins

Individual raising $1,000 or more by July 15th
in the running for a $50 Big Burrito card which can be used at any location.
Individual raising $2,500 or more by August 15th
in the running for a Gateway Clipper Captains Dinner for two.
Individual raising $5,000 or more by September 15th, in the running for a night out in the North Shore including dinner, passes to the Warhol Museum, and a one night stay at the Parador Inn historic bed and breakfast.

A Message From One of Our Dedicated Teams

The Best of the Burgh Behind Bruce has been an active and devoted team at the Step Forward Walk to Fight Parkinson’s since it started in Pittsburgh in 2011.  The huge team (one of our largest) walks and fundraises in support of Bruce Herman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2010.  The team is committed to continuing to support Bruce along with others patients with PD and their families.

From Bruce: “The Walk is a lot of fun! Participants get to see a lot of people that have the same condition and it enables the Parkinson Foundation to keep patients and their families updated on how the PFWPA serves as a support system and resource in the Parkinson’s community.  You will learn about new treatments, support groups, and literature that keeps everyone in the area well informed.”

From Kim, Bruce’s wife: “Have fun!  Our team loves to participate because it is a great cause and we have a wonderful time!  It is a great event to show our support for Bruce and other PD patients and families. We love that the money raise stays local and we can really see the dollars at work!  Also, a good tailgate is always a great idea!” 

Click here today to join PFWPA and teams like Best of the Burgh Behind Bruce!









Tap into your creative self! Each year the T-shirts get better and better. Bond with your team by designing a cool shirt to wear so you’ll look great and have no trouble finding your friends in the crowd!

If you bring a beloved pet, why not get them in on the act? Please dress your darling pet too! We want to see everyone get in on the act and have a terrific time!! One entry per team to win the coveted Best T-Shirt Award! Brainstorm begins in 1, 2, 3.

For more information click here stepforward@pfwpa.org


GOAL: $135,000.00
Raised: $24,538.00
Walkers Activity
Allegheny Health Network$5,000.00
UPMC Pittsburgh$5,000.00
Julian Gray Associates$2,500.00
Impax Labs$2,500.00
Health South$2,500.00
Parkinson Foundation Of Western PA$735.00
Caitlin Lasky$725.00
Casey Kasperik$375.00
Marty Dorfner$305.00
Robin Kamin$255.00
Carl Frankovitch$105.00
Frank Riehle$105.00
Barbara Riehle$105.00
Mark Richardson$105.00
Grace Caves$105.00
Dolly Bendel$105.00
Lisa Shaner$100.00
Gary Altman$100.00
Sharon Gretz$100.00
Janet Altman$100.00
David Caves$80.00
Mary Jo Meenen$65.00
Charlene Chesaro$55.00
Stephanie Ward$55.00
Joe Amorose$55.00
Richard Marks$55.00
Kathleen Marks$55.00
Brad Heagy$50.00
Diane DiNardi$45.00
Gloria Podloski$30.00
Kathy Smeltzer$30.00
Enrique Martinez$30.00
John Podloski$30.00
Nancy Rosenthal$30.00
Anna Moyer$30.00
Teri Martinez$30.00
Danielle Corson$30.00
Jamie Tully$30.00
Elaine Thiel$30.00
Maggie Larter$25.00
Anton Larter$25.00
Janet Kniedler$25.00
Jim Kasperik$25.00
Kristen Susany$25.00
Laura Teschke$25.00
John Sepac$15.00
Michelle McAndrew$15.00
Jim Miller$10.00
Krissy DiBucci$10.00
Jane Dervin$10.00
Rita Wilson$5.00
Judy Wyant$5.00
Maryann Parrish$5.00
Robert Yost$5.00
Dena Trusiak$5.00
Harry Wilson$5.00
Michael Pacifico$5.00
Benjamin Trusiak$5.00
Gary Miller$5.00
Donald Whiting$5.00
Debbie Woodard$5.00
Marge White$5.00
Kimberly Warren$5.00
Bonnee Wettlaufer$5.00
Darlene Miller$5.00
Patrick Tracy$5.00
Joshua Sherman$5.00
Christine Sherman$5.00
Christine Sherman$5.00
Carol Sherman$5.00
Judith Tata$5.00
Shane Tappe$5.00
Angel Sulkowski$5.00
Alexandria Stehle$5.00
Peggy Sue Susany$5.00
Sarah Tappe$5.00
Bill Sherman$5.00
Alyssa Sherman$5.00
Nicole Romanelli$5.00
Julia Tracy$5.00
Dale Reckless$5.00
Luanne Radermacher$5.00
Colleen Tracy$5.00
Joe Schmiedlin$5.00
Jason Sepac$5.00
Donna Sepac$5.00
Mark Thimons$5.00
Simon Tracy$5.00
Leah Kopicko$5.00
Stacy DuBois$5.00
Darlene Dunning$5.00
Timothy DiNardi$5.00
Nicolina DiNardi$5.00
Alicia DiIanni$5.00
Donna DiLeonardo$5.00
John Dunning$5.00
Ann Early$5.00
Janet Fabyankovic$5.00
Adam Follette$5.00
April Evans$5.00
Eric Elliott$5.00
Bob Early$5.00
Elizabeth Elliott$5.00
Sarah Daily$5.00
Kevin Daily$5.00
Vicki Anthony$5.00
Natasha Baker$5.00
Cindy Angle$5.00
Dan Aluise$5.00
Ruth Abplanalp$5.00
Aileen Adley$5.00
Jordon Bell$5.00
Diane Brown$5.00
Gail Crosten$5.00
Harold Crosten$5.00
James Cooper$5.00
Carrie Burtt$5.00
Robert Buchowski$5.00
John Burton$5.00
Colleen Follette$5.00
Eileen Follette$5.00
Bob Kopicko$5.00
Lauren Kopicko$5.00
David Kanaskie$5.00
Amanda Jones$5.00
Erica Jackson $5.00
Peter Jannetta$5.00
Lexie Abplanalp$5.00
Frank Marks$5.00
Laura Marks$5.00
Sid Markovitz$5.00
Richard Kuroski$5.00
Dawn Kromer$5.00
Stewart Kromer$5.00
Marcey Hurst$5.00
Davina Humberson $5.00
Janice George$5.00
Carol Giangiordano$5.00
Donna George$5.00
Diana Gannon$5.00
Phyllis T. Forbes$5.00
Kelly Frankovitch$5.00
Taylor Greco$5.00
Mary Harper$5.00
Kim Herman$5.00
Joyce Houck$5.00
Bruce Herman$5.00
Kathy Heresco$5.00
Jamie Heagy$5.00
Diana Marsh$5.00
Teams Activity
FUNd a Move for Zev and Stu$1,428.00
GLORIA'S GANG$1,175.00
Team Uncle Gooby$825.00
Team Effie$400.00
Aud's Squad$355.00
Wayne's World$305.00
Mercer marchers$280.00
New Castle Movers and Groovers$270.00
Gait Keepers$260.00
Best of The Burgh Behind Bruce$250.00
Team Riehle$240.00
Pittsburgh Women with Parkinson's$165.00
The 'A' Team$150.00
Brain Modulation Lab (U of Pittsburgh)$140.00
AHN Neuroscience Institute$135.00
Strolling in the Highlands$65.00
MRS Physical Therapy$65.00
BNY Mellon$55.00
Proforma Spectrum Graphics$55.00
Peggy's Punchers$45.00
West Penn Rehab$30.00
HealthSouth Rehab$25.00
John Sepac Team$25.00
Baba Black Sheep$20.00
Bob's Brigade$15.00
Team Mac.$15.00
Miracle Movement Center$10.00
Sid's Sidekicks$10.00
Arnie's Awesome Army$10.00
Darlenes Team of Hope$10.00
Piehler's Pals$5.00
Rosie's Riveters$5.00
Lu's Crew$5.00
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