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
July 7 - August 25, 2016 (Thursdays Only at 10:30am) Yoga for Parkinson's Cape Cod First Congretional Church MA - Centerville
August 2 - September 6 (Tuesday evenings only) Smile Through Art - Painting Workshops Callahan Senior Center MA - Farmingham
August 28, 2016 Optimism Retreat Mercer Island Community & Event Center WA - Mercer Island
August 28, 2016
Optimsim Walk
Warner Park
WI - Madison
September 10, 2016
Optimism Walk 
River Walk Naperville
IL - Naperville
September 10, 2016
Optimism Walk
Goddard State Park
RI - Warwick
September 10, 2016
Optimism Walk
Central Park
MN - Rosedale
September 10, 2016 Gray Matter:  Identifying Disorder Harbor's Edge Retirement Community VA - Norfolk
September 17, 2016 Adventure Race for Parkinson's Trident Seafood's Parking Lot WA - Seattle
September 17, 2016 Art Cart at Parkinson's Place Kent Hospital - Doctor's Auditorium RI - Warwick
September 25, 2016 Fall Fling Event Cape Codder Resort MA - Hyannis
September 27, 2016 Music Therapy for People with Parkinson's Jenks Center, Pond Room MA - Winchester
October 1, 2016
Moving Forward: Run/Walk
Cory Park
WI - Dousman
October 1, 2016
Optimism Walk
Sherwood Island
CT - Westport
October 18 & 25, 2016 Good Start Program in PD Boston University Sargent College MA - Boston
October 29, 2016
Optimism Walk
Elizabeth Park
CT - West Hartford
November 5, 2016 Gray Matter:  Exercise Impact Williamsburg Landing VA - Williamsburg
November 5, 2016 APDA Gala Event: A Platinum Affair AT & T Mobility Building GA - Atlanta
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



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