2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Massachusetts

Join us on May 21, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Massachusetts
Optimism Walk!


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Sunday, May 21, 2017


DCR Pope John Paul II Park
Hallet Street Entrance
Dorchester, MA 02124

11:00 am - On-site Registration Begins
12:00 Noon - Walk Begins

(Online registration is strongly encouraged)

If you would like to be a sponsor, click here to see our sponsorship package.



?Directions from I-93 North or South:
Take exit 11 to Granite Avenue.Take the first available right onto Hilltop Street. In 0.4 miles, make a right onto Hallet Street. The park will be directly ahead. (Stay Tuned for Parking Details)
Public Transportation:
Take the Red Line (Ashmont Branch) to the Fields Corner station. Take the #202 Bus (Keystone Apts via Adams St) to the Hilltop @ Hallet Street Stop. Make a right onto Hallet Street. The park will be directly ahead.

What it is:

  • An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk and other family-friendly activities including music, food, prizes and more!
  • 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!

Why Walk?

  • 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 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!

Other Details:

For more information:

  • Call APDA Massachusetts Chapter at 800-651-8466 or email information@apdama.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
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