An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive nine block walk along the Virginia Beach ocenfront and other family-friendly activities including education exhibits, therapist led movement and exercise activities for people with Parkinson Disease and more!
There will also be a Parkinson Disease Education Pavilion with exhibits from medical specialists, physical therapists, exercise programs, PD medication representatives, PD regional support groups, movement and mobility equipment, legal services, transportation information, health care providers and disability awareness advocates.
Walking the full distance is not mandatory! Participants can walk as much or as little as they choose.
Each Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to set up and help put an end to Parkinson's disease. Be a part of it!
Because every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The more funds we raise, the more people we can help.
Raise $100 or more and get a free Optimism Walk t-shirt!
Funds raised enable APDA to continue providing information, education and local support to those touched by PD in your community and fund scientific research into the causes, prevention, treatments and ultimately the cure.
And, because it's going to be a GREAT day!
New for 2017 - there will be movement and game stations providing demonstrations and the opportunity for all attendees to participate in exercise and activies such as ping pong, Rock Steady Boxing, singing, dancing, cornhole, etc.
Rain or shine!
Fundraising is highly encouraged. We have tips and templates to help make fundraising easy to do!
Call APDA Hampton Roads Chapter at 757-495-3062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About APDA - Every day we provide the support, education and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson's disease live life to the fullest. APDA is the largest grassroots network serving people with Parkinson's disease and their families.
The American Parkinson Disease Association is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID # 13-1962771. www.apdaparkinson.org