An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short (less than 1 mile) 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 step 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.
Raise $100 or more and get a free Optimism Walk t-shirt!
Raise $500 or more and earn an Optimism Walk hat!
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 communities through our APDA Information & Referral Centers at St. Catherine of Siena Wellness Center (Commack) and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury) as well through other critical programs and services throughout Long Island.
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!
.84 mile wheelchair accessible route (no hills, with benches and bathrooms along the way)
There will be exhibits, refreshments, music, entertainment, giveaways, and much more!
Rain or shine!
Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers!
Dogs are NOT permitted at Marjorie R. Post Park. (Service animals only, please).
For more information:
Call APDA at 917-829-1027 or email NYwalk@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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