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2020 APDA Leavenworth Optimism Walk

Join us on August 8, 2020

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APDA Leavenworth Optimism Walk!

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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we are rescheduling the Leavenworth Optimism Walk to Saturday August 8th, to ensure the health of our attendees. We are looking at how and when to host this important event, stay tuned for updates! 

YOU can sign up and begin fundraising today to ensure the Parkinson Disease community remains supported during this health crisis. 

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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 step 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 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!

NEW: Now you can create a Facebook Fundraiser that connects directly to your Optimism Walk fundraising page for fast and easy fundraising!  After you register, you just set it up quickly through your Walk fundraising portal. IMPORTANT -- you must set this up from within your fundraising portal in order for it to work! Please see the instructions.

Other Details:

There will be refreshments, games, giveaways and much more!

Schedule of activities (subject to change)

  • 9:30 am - Registration Opens
  • 10:30 am - Walk Begins

The event goes on, rain or shine! 

Download an Optimism Walk Flyer to share with friends and coworkers!  (COMING SOON)

For more information: Call APDA Northwest Chapter at 206-695-2905 or email

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.


Check out our Optimism Walk video!







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