2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Westport, CT

Join us on October 21, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Westport
Optimism Walk!

* * Online registration closes at 6pm on Oct 20 * *
but you can still register at Sherwood Island State Park
at 10am, Saturday, Oct 21 -- so come join us!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT

Check-in: 10:00 am
Walk: 11:00 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!
  • 1.5-mile wheelchair accessible route
  • There will be exhibits, refreshments, live music, entertainment, prizes, giveaways and much more!
  • UPDATE: Live music from Connecticut natives Braiden Sunshine (finalist on tv's The Voice) and Gary Kahn!  
  • Rain or shine! 
  • Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers!

For more information:

  • Call APDA Connecticut Chapter at 860-248-9200 or email apdact@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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$44,681.92 Raised
207 Participants

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