2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Minnesota

Join us on October 14, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Minnesota
Optimism Walk!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Roseville Central Park
Jaycees Shelter
2540 Lexington Avenue N
Roseville, MN  55113

Check-in: 9:00 am
Walk: 10:00 am


(Online registration is strongly encouraged)



What it is:

  • An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk and other family-friendly activities, 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:

  • Fundraising is highly encouraged.  We have tips and templates to help make fundraising easy to do!
  • 1.1 mile walk around Lake Bennett - path is wheelchair accessible
  • There will be refreshments, exhibits, face painting, silent auction, cake walk and a chance to honor or remember your loved ones!
  • Rain or shine! 
  • Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers! 

For more information:

  • Call APDA Minnesota Chapter at 651-241-8297 or email apdamn@apdaparkinson.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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$18,750.00 Raised
88 Participants

Sponsored By

Acadia Pharmaceuticals
US WorldMeds- MN
Noran Neurological Clinic
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Bank Cherokee
Citizens State Bank