2017 APDA Optimism Walk - Northern Connecticut

Join us on October 7, 2017

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Welcome to the APDA Northern Connecticut
Optimism Walk!

Join us! Register Online Today!

But you can still register at the event tomorrow morning!
Onsite registration begins at 10am. Details below. See you there!!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stratton Brook State Park
149 Farms Village Road
Simsbury, CT

Check-in/Registration: 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!
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to Parks Dept. regulations, we cannot accept cash donations at this event. Credit cards and checks only. 
  • 1 mile wheelchair accessible route
  • Exhibits, refreshments, live music, entertainment, prizes, giveaways and much more!
  • UPDATE: Enjoy live music from Connecticut native Sophia Griswold!  
  • 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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