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!
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 a PD Educational Pavilion, refreshments, music provided by DJ, exercise demos with participation, games, giveaways 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!
For more information: Call APDA Hampton Roads Chapter at 757-495-3062 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
Mount Trashmore ParkVirginia Beach, VA
08/29/2020 @ 9:00 AM EDT
12:00 PM EDT
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
08/28/2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT
12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
APDA Hampton Roads Chapter