2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Massachusetts

Join us on May 21, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Massachusetts
Optimism Walk!


Join us! Register Online Today!

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.


A bus from Western, MA will be available again this year.
Click here for more information.


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. 
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.

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Please note: If using a GPS, use the address 166 Hallet Street, Boston, MA 02124, in order to reach the correct end of the park. Use the address 88 Granite Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 to reach the Milton Park and Ride.

About the Walk:

  • 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!
  • Kiss 108 will be on hand for music and entertainment.
  • A special raffle will be held onsite with many wonderful prizes! Tickets for the raffle can be purchased the day of the event, or requested ahead of time by contacting the APDA MA (800-651-8466). 
  • Walking the full distance is not mandatory! Participants can walk as much or as little as they choose. The full walk will be 3 miles. There will be two walking loops: one loop 1 mile in length, and a shorter loop that will be 1/4 mile in length.
  • 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!
  • Please be sure to register yourself and your team members online before the Walk to save time at registration!

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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