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. Walk route is 2.5 miles, wheelchair accessible, and along the beautiful Ship Canal Trail.
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 9 minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The more funds we raise, the more people we can help.
Fundraising is highly encouraged. We have tips and templates to help make fundraising easy to do!
Raise $50 and get one lunch buffet ticket and 2 drink tickets for the post-walk celebration!
Raise $100 and get a free Optimism Walk t-shirt!
Raise $500 and get a free 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, social media, and in our quarterly newsletter.
Funds raised enable APDA to continue providing local education and support to those touched by Parkinson's 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!
Walk Emcee: Dave Grosby "The Groz," host of Seattle's longest running sports talk show.
Walk Honoree: Donald Slick Watts, Seattle Supersonics Superstar.
Pre-walk activities include sign-making, sponsor booths, team photos, and face-painting.
Post-walk celebration at the Nickerson Street Saloon with lunch buffet, awards for top fundraiser, largest team and most team spirit, and live music by The Kennedy Brothers- a Seattle favorite, playing classic rock tunes from the 60's to the 90's.
Event goes on, rain or shine!
Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers!
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