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!
Because every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The more funds we raise, the more people we can help.
Great Incentive Prizes!
Raise $100 or more and get a free Optimism Walk t-shirt!
Raise $1,000+ and become a Circle of Optimism Member! Receive a special medal during Opening Ceremony and additional recognition on our website and social media!
Funds raised enable APDA to continue providing local 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!
Fundraising is highly encouraged. We have tips and templates to help make fundraising easy to do!
Full picnic, children's games, raffles, prizes, walker awards for both family and support group teams who raise 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! (coming soon)
IMPORTANT: If you are participating in the 5k Race, you MUST also register with LightBoxReg at:
5k Race Entrance Fee: $20 prior to September 8th and $25 day of the race.
Race awards include $100 gift cards for the first male and female overall! Top three finishers in the following categories: Junior Division (18 and under), Open Division (19-35), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Veterans (60+) and Parkinson Division also win awards and/or medals!
For more information: Call APDA Rhode Island Chapter at 401-736-1046 or email firstname.lastname@example.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