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!
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!
Registration/Team Captains must report all team donations and number of participants before the day of the walk to receive team recognition at opening ceremony.
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!
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.
There will be refreshments, fun family activities, 1.5 mile walk and much more!
Schedule of activities (subject to change)
The event goes on, rain or shine!
Download an Optimism Walk Brochure and/or Flyer to share with friends and coworkers! (COMING SOON!)
For more information: Call APDA Midwest Chapter at 630-933-4392 or email [email protected]
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
Grand PavilionNaperville, IL
09/12/2020 @ 10:30 AM CDT
11:30 AM CDT
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
09/11/2020 @ 12:00 PM CDT
12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM CST
APDA Midwest Chapter