2020 APDA Midwest Optimism Walk

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Event Details
Where Grand Pavilion
Naperville, IL
Starts 09/12/2020 @ 10:30 AM CDT
Ends 11:30 AM CDT
Check-in Time 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
Registration Cutoff 09/11/2020 @ 12:00 PM CDT
Donation Cutoff 12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM CST
Contact APDA Midwest Chapter
Phone 630-933-4392
Email Address [email protected]

30th Annual APDA Midwest Optimism Walk!

Join us! 

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Grand Pavilion 
912 Sindt Way
Naperville, IL

 
Check-in Opens: 8:30 am
Pre-Walk Festivities Begin: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am 

(Online registration is strongly encouraged)

          

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!

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!

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, fun family activities, 1.5 mile walk and much more!

Schedule of activities (subject to change)

  • 8:30 am - Registration Opens
  • 10:00 am  - Opening Ceremony
  • 10:30 am -  Walk Begins
  • 11:45 am - Closing Remarks

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

 

Check out our Optimism Walk video!
 
 
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Event Details

Where

Grand Pavilion
Naperville, IL

Starts

09/12/2020 @ 10:30 AM CDT

Ends

11:30 AM CDT

Check-in Time

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CDT

Registration Cutoff

09/11/2020 @ 12:00 PM CDT

Donation Cutoff

12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM CST

Contact

APDA Midwest Chapter

Phone

630-933-4392

[email protected]

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