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

$166,561.28 Raised
65 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. The Unlikely Optimist
  7. Seattle to Portland Bike Ride
  8. Support Eric's Run at the 2017 Peachtree Road Race
  9. Lets celebrate Darren's 50th Birthday
  10. Online Toast to Support People Living with Parkinson's
  11. Bike Like Mike 2015
  12. My Mini Everests
  13. Running on Eternal Optimism for a Cure to Parkinsons
  14. Half Ironman to Support Parkinson's Research
  15. Bike Like Mike 2016
  16. What is optimism?
  17. Papa Rick
  18. BikeLikeMike2013
  19. INACTIVE - 2015 Ken Kisch Beats PD
  20. 2015 Seattle to Portland Bike Ride
  21. Midwestern University Student Physical Therapist II
  22. In Memory of Lavane Hardy
  23. OptimismRides Tour
  24. Running for Parkinson's in Washington
  25. Pucker Up for Parkinson's
  26. Impulse Gaming's 24-Hour Charity Live Stream
  27. Everyday I'm shuffling - James Mangum Jr
  28. The Optimistic Yogi
  29. Bike Like Mike 2014
  30. BTB - We Stand Strong
  31. Parkinson's Night at the Rockhounds
  32. Parkinson's - a new journey
  33. Adirondack Invitational Taekwondo Championship
  34. STP 2015
  35. Pounds 4 Parkinson's
  36. Critters for a Cause
  37. Loving Layne and Compassionate Karen
  38. Team Hartwick
  39. Movin' and Shakin' For Papa
  40. Hampton Roads Chapter - 2012 Optimism Walk
  41. Rise Against the Parkinson's!
  42. Dolores Michels-Harper: Celebrating 80 years of life!
  44. Together We Can Make A Difference!
  45. PDHM Parkinson's Doesn't Have Me
  46. Help me raise funds for Parkinson's Disease research!
  47. Seattle to Portland
  49. Walking for Sue
  50. Pins for Parkinson's
  51. WALK444
  52. Optimism for Charlie
  53. Raise Awareness with Sweets or a Tshirt
  54. Larry Malone
  55. Team Hartwick 2014
  56. INACTIVE -
  57. Fundraising Page for Kristin Messing
  58. In Memory of Marvin
  59. YOPD Broward/Kim's Kickers
  60. Parkinson Disease Treatments
  61. eloise's fundraiser
  62. No Pity, Just Patience for Parkinson's
  63. Optimism Walks for Parkinson's Disease
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