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APDA Long Island 2022 Optimism Walk

Join us on October 1, 2022

Register Now! Donate To This Event


Check-in Begins at 9:00 am
Walk Begins at 10:00 am

Rain or Shine! 
(Registered participants who check-in at the event will be entered to win
a $50 Visa Gift Card -- don't let a little rain keep you away!)

Marjorie R. Post Community Park
Unqua & Merrick Roads, Massapequa, NY

Register now and be part of this special day as we raise much-needed funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease.* Online registration is strongly encouraged *

What is an Optimism Walk? Each APDA Optimism Walk is an important and fun-filled fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk that offers family-friendly activities, music, vendor tables, and so much more!  The Long Island 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. (Participants can walk as much or as little as they choose.)

Sign-up as an individual walker, create a team for your family and friends to join, or join an existing team - whatever works best for you! Together we will help families living with Parkinson's disease. 

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 local communities.
  • Raise $100, $500, $1,000+ and qualify for great prizes* - like the official Optimism Walk t-shirt, and more! 

Event Details:

  • Fundraising is highly encouraged. Our Fundraising Guide (above) will help make fundraising easy to do!
  • The Walk route is one mile, with two shortcuts available, and is wheelchair accessible.
  • There will be music, a boxing demo, lots of sponsors with giveaways, and much more!
  • Rain or shine! 
  • Download an Optimism Walk Flyer to share with friends and coworkers!
  • Dogs are NOT permitted. (Service animals only, please).   
  • Plenty of free parking available.
  • Your safety is our priority! All necessary public health guidelines and safety measures will be in place.

For more information: Call APDA  at 551-258-3345  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. 

To qualify for incentive prizes, the funds raised must be part of the dollars you raise which are reflected on your fundraising page.   


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