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

$171,066.28 Raised
72 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. OptimismRides Tour
  25. Running for Parkinson's in Washington
  26. Pucker Up for Parkinson's
  27. Impulse Gaming's 24-Hour Charity Live Stream
  28. Everyday I'm shuffling - James Mangum Jr
  29. The Optimistic Yogi
  30. Bike Like Mike 2014
  31. BTB - We Stand Strong
  32. Yoga For The Cure
  33. Parkinson's Night at the Rockhounds
  34. Parkinson's - a new journey
  35. Adirondack Invitational Taekwondo Championship
  36. STP 2015
  37. Pounds 4 Parkinson's
  38. Critters for a Cause
  39. Loving Layne and Compassionate Karen
  40. Team Hartwick
  41. Movin' and Shakin' For Papa
  42. Hampton Roads Chapter - 2012 Optimism Walk
  43. In Loving Memory of Jim Adams
  44. Rise Against the Parkinson's!
  45. Dolores Michels-Harper: Celebrating 80 years of life!
  47. YOPD Broward/Kim's Kickers
  48. Together We Can Make A Difference!
  49. Fayetteville Support Group
  50. PDHM Parkinson's Doesn't Have Me
  51. Help me raise funds for Parkinson's Disease research!
  52. Seattle to Portland
  53. Team Thompson - PD Destroyers
  55. Walking for Sue
  56. Pins for Parkinson's
  57. WALK444
  58. PD Warriors
  59. Optimism for Charlie
  60. Raise Awareness with Sweets or a Tshirt
  61. Larry Malone
  62. Team Hartwick 2014
  63. Team Waech - Honoring a father, grandfather, husband, and hero
  64. INACTIVE -
  65. Fundraising Page for Kristin Messing
  66. In Memory of Marvin
  67. Parkinson Disease Treatments
  68. eloise's fundraiser
  69. No Pity, Just Patience for Parkinson's
  70. Optimism Walks for Parkinson's Disease
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