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APDA Wisconsin 2021 Optimism Walk

Join us on October 23, 2021

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1Week 1Day 21Hours


Saturday, October 23, 2021

check-in begins at 10:00 am

Warner Park Pavilion

1625 Northport Drive
Madison, WI 53704


Register now and be a hero for people with Parkinson’s!  

* Online registration is strongly encouraged *

What it is:

  • An important (and fun-filled!) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk, family-friendly activities, sponsor tables, 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 right in our own local communities.
  • Raise $100, $500, $1,000+ and qualify for great prizes - like the official Optimism Walk t-shirt, and more! (To qualify for fundraising prizes, the funds raised must be part of your personal fundraising dollars.)
  • And, because it's going to be a GREAT day!

Other Details:

Fundraising is highly encouraged.  We have tips and templates to help make fundraising easy to do!

Your safety is our priority! All public health guidelines and safety measures will be in place.

The walk route is one mile, 1/2 mile loop completed twice, and is wheelchair accessible.

There will be an exercise warm-up led by Rock Steady Boxing instructor Patti Batt, food trucks, music, awards, exhibits, giveaways, and so much more!!

Rain or shine! 

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

Dogs are permitted but must be on leashes     


For more information:

Call APDA Wisconsin Chapter at 608-622-7770 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.
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