The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson's disease.  APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson's disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information & Referral Centers (I&R) and support groups.  APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson's disease.  

APDA counts on your participation in our awareness and fundraising events across the country.  Show your support by attending an event in your area or simply by making a donation now.

APDA Local Events

Event Name
Every Wednesday from September 14 through December 28, 2016 Rock Steady Boxing Boston Bayshore Athletic Club MA - Braintree
October 14, 2016 NW Iowa PD Symposium Hilton Garden Inn IA - Sioux City
October 18 & 25, 2016 Good Start Program in PD Boston University Sargent College MA - Boston
October 19, 2016 Managing Parkinson's North Shore Symposium Danversport Yacht Club MA - Danvers
October 22, 2016 C4 Workout to Beat Parkinson's Life Time Athletic Club IA - Urbandale

October 28 through November 18, 2016
(every Friday)

Smile Through Art Painting Workshop Cotuit Center for the Arts MA - Cotuit
October 29, 2016
Optimism Walk
Elizabeth Park
CT - West Hartford
November 5, 2016 Gray Matter:  Exercise Impact Williamsburg Landing VA - Williamsburg
January 28, 2017 APDA Gala Event: A Platinum Affair AT & T Mobility Building GA - Atlanta
November 5, 2016 Smile Through Art Painting Workshop Attleboro Public Library MA - Attleboro
November 5, 2016 Annual Parkinson Symposium Madison Marriott West WI - Madison
November 6 & 7, 2016 New England Regional Parkinson's Conference Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport CT - Windsor
November 10, 2016
Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for a Loved One
Yarmouth Senior Center
MA - Yarmouth
November 10, 2016

Symposium for Parkinson's Caregivers
(call 434-982-4482 for more information)

The Event Hall  VA - Charlottesville
November 12, 2016 Strike Out Parkinson's Bowling Event
(call 718-981-9202 for more information)
Rab's Country Lane NY - Staten Island
November 16, 2016 2016 Salvatore Esposito, Jr. Memorial Lecture APDA National Headquarters NY - Staten Island
December 3, 2016 Smile Through Art Painting Workshop Attleboro Public Library MA - Attleboro
December 4, 2016 Art Cart  Evergreen Rehab RI - East Providence
January 7, 2017 Smile Through Art Painting Workshop Attleboro Public Library MA - Attleboro
January 21, 2017 Gray Matter:  Maintain Balance Marian Manor VA - Virginia Beach
April 1, 2017 Parkinson's 5K/Half Marathon Glacial Drumlin Trailhead WI - Cottage Grove



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