APDA Personal Campaigns

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Create Your Personal Campaign Now!

A Personal Campaign Page is an ideal tool to use when friends, family members and co-workers ask, "What can I do to help?"   It is a meaningful way to include others in your effort to support Parkinson's disease research, awareness and local educational support services. 

These pages can be used to honor or memorialize a family member or friend, commemorate a birthday, wedding, or anniversary, or create your very own fundraiser, while supporting the mission of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).

How it Works

Step One

Create your Personal Campaign Page now.  There are no limits to the ways you can get involved.  Customize your page by writing a personal story or adding a picture.

Step Two

Invite friends and family to join you—the more the merrier—and start collecting donations.  Send out emails and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Linkedin. When posting, provide a direct link or URL to your personal campaign page.

Step Three

Say thank you to your donors! You'll be notified whenever a gift is made. We will supply you with a sample thank you email, but you can personalize it or write your own.

Update It

Now that you've built it and are sharing it, you will want to keep it up to date.


Select Your Campaign Type

Personal campaign fundraising pages allow you to quickly and easily reach out to family and friends and engage them in your efforts to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease.

Story Pages

Tell your story, set a goal, then share it with others (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+) and watch the fundraising thermometer on your personal campaign rise!

Activity Pages

Do you love to hike or bike?  Maybe you are a bowler or a dancer.  Personal campaigns allows you to turn your current interests and activities into fundraising opportunities.   Join existing APDA events (i.e. annual Walk) or an event sponsored by another group/organization (i.e. 5K, Fun Run, Zumbathon, etc.) and turn it into a personal fundraising opportunity.

Honorary Pages

These pages pay tribute to a loved one and enable that person to receive e-mail notifications when gifts are made in his or her name. Honorary pages can also be used to recognize a positive experience with a doctor, nurse, caregiver, friend, family member or APDA group.

Memorial Pages

Dedicate a page to a loved one's memory. It is a great way to share how this person affected your life.

Weddings or Anniversaries

Ask your guests to donate to APDA in lieu of a gift, post pictures of your special day and share memories with your friends and family.


Ask your friends and family to support APDA in lieu of gifts. 

Everyone wins!

You can have a fun and fulfilling experience, donors can support an organization they believe in, and APDA receives money for research, education and support services.


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Quick Stats

$172,657.06 Raised
81 Campaigns

Top Campaigns

  1. Team Shelly Walks for the Cure
  2. El Camino for the Cure
  3. #RunForJoe26.2
  5. We Got Optimism on the West Coast of Florida!
  6. Courage & Grace with Parkinson's
  7. The Unlikely Optimist
  8. Seattle to Portland Bike Ride
  9. Support Eric's Run at the 2017 Peachtree Road Race
  10. Lets celebrate Darren's 50th Birthday
  11. Online Toast to Support People Living with Parkinson's
  12. Bike Like Mike 2015
  13. My Mini Everests
  14. Running on Eternal Optimism for a Cure to Parkinsons
  15. Half Ironman to Support Parkinson's Research
  16. Bike Like Mike 2016
  17. What is optimism?
  18. Papa Rick
  19. BikeLikeMike2013
  20. INACTIVE - 2015 Ken Kisch Beats PD
  21. 2015 Seattle to Portland Bike Ride
  22. Midwestern University Student Physical Therapist II
  23. In Memory of Lavane Hardy
  24. In Loving Memory of Valerie
  25. Running for Parkinson's in Washington
  26. OptimismRides Tour
  27. Pucker Up for Parkinson's
  28. Impulse Gaming's 24-Hour Charity Live Stream
  29. Everyday I'm shuffling - James Mangum Jr
  30. The Optimistic Yogi
  31. Bike Like Mike 2014
  32. BTB - We Stand Strong
  33. Yoga For The Cure
  34. Parkinson's Night at the Rockhounds
  35. Alonso’s 40
  36. Parkinson's - a new journey
  37. Adirondack Invitational Taekwondo Championship
  38. STP 2015
  39. Fight for Parkinson's
  40. Pounds 4 Parkinson's
  41. Critters for a Cause
  42. Loving Layne and Compassionate Karen
  43. Team Hartwick
  44. Power through Parkinson’s
  45. Hampton Roads Chapter - 2012 Optimism Walk
  46. In Loving Memory of Jim Adams
  47. Rise Against the Parkinson's!
  48. Dolores Michels-Harper: Celebrating 80 years of life!
  49. Team Cynthia
  50. YOPD Broward/Kim's Kickers
  51. Together We Can Make A Difference!
  53. Bill Gonnelli
  54. Fayetteville Support Group
  55. Walking for Sue
  56. Fundraising Page for Kristin Messing
  57. Larry Malone
  58. No Pity, Just Patience for Parkinson's
  59. INACTIVE -
  60. Parkinson Disease Treatments
  61. Team Hartwick 2014
  62. Raise Awareness with Sweets or a Tshirt
  63. Optimism for Charlie
  64. Parkinson's Champions
  65. Team Thompson - PD Destroyers
  66. WALK444
  67. Pins for Parkinson's
  69. Walking for Mimi
  70. Team Waech - Honoring a father, grandfather, husband, and hero
  71. 2018 Iowa PD Warriors at the Des Moines Marathon
  72. Seattle to Portland
  73. PDHM Parkinson's Doesn't Have Me
  74. Optimism Walks for Parkinson's Disease
  75. eloise's fundraiser
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