2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Rhode Island

Join us on September 9, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Rhode Island
Optimism Walk & 5k Race!

Presented by



In Honor of

Rich & Alyssa Gingras

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Goddard State Park
Ives Road
Warwick, RI

Check-in: 9:00 am
5k Race:  9:30 am
Walk: 11:00 am


(Online registration is strongly encouraged)


If you are participating in the 5K Race, you MUST also register with LightBoxReg at: http://www.lightboxreg.com/race-walk_2017

Please note our race will start one hour earlier than previous years! The race starts at 9:30 AM!!



What it is:

  • An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk with a 5K race 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!
  • Full picnic, children's games, raffes, prizes, walker awards for both family and support group teams who raises the most funds and so much more!
  • All participants are invited to enjoy indoor and outdoor entertainment throughout the day provided by Luke Renchen Entertainment. 
  • Rain or shine! 
  • Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers! 
  • If you are participating in the 5K Race, you MUST also register with LightBoxReg at: http://www.lightboxreg.com/race-walk_2017
  • 5k Race Entrance Fee:  $20 prior to September 9th and $25 day of race
    • Race awards include $100 gift cards for the first male and female overall and top three finishers in the following categories:  Junior Division (18 and under), Open Division (19-39, Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Veterans (60+) and Parkinson Division. 

For more information:

  • Call APDA Rhode Island Chapter at 401-736-1046 or email apdari@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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