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
May 21, 2016
Optimism Walk
Stowe Mountain Resort
VT - Stowe
June 5, 2016
Optimism Walk
Reebok International Headquarters
MA - Canton
June 11, 2016
Optimism Walk
Virginia Lake Park
NV - Reno
June 17, 2016
Annual PD Conference
Lutheran Church of Hope
IA - West Des Moines
June 27, 2016
9th Annual Optimism Golf Tournament
Quidnessett Country Club
RI - North Kingstown
July 22, 2016
What's New - Update on Medications Used in PD
YMCA Cape Cod
MA - West Barnstable
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
October 1, 2016
Moving Forward: Run/Walk
Cory Park
WI - Dousman
October 1, 2016
Optimism Walk
Sherwood Island
CT - Westport
October 2, 2016 Optimism Walk Johnson Park NJ - Piscataway
October 29, 2016
Optimism Walk
Elizabeth Park
CT - West Hartford
November 10, 2016
Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for a Loved One
Yarmouth Senior Center
MA - Yarmouth



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