2020 APDA Hampton Roads Optimism Walk

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Event Details
Where Mount Trashmore Park
Virginia Beach, VA
Starts 08/29/2020 @ 9:00 AM EDT
Ends 12:00 PM EDT
Check-in Time 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Registration Cutoff 08/28/2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Donation Cutoff 12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
Contact APDA Hampton Roads Chapter
Phone 757-495-3062
Email Address [email protected]

In response to the evolving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and with an abundance of caution, the American Parkinson Disease Association has decided to postpone the APDA Hampton Roads Optimism Walk originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020, to Saturday, August 29, 2020.  We want you to know that this decision was not made lightly. Our first priority is the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, and staff. 

 

APDA Hampton Roads Optimism Walk!

Join us! 

Saturday, August 29, 2020
New Location! 
Mount Trashmore Park 
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(Exit117A at Independence Ave)
Check-in Opens: 8:30 am
Pre-Walk Festivities Begin: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 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!

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 a PD Educational Pavilion, refreshments, music provided by DJ, exercise demos with participation, games, giveaways and much more!

Schedule of activities (subject to change)

  • 8:30 am - Registration Opens
  • 9:00 am  - Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 to 11:30 am - Educational Pavilion Opens with a chance to win a gift card
  • 9:00 to 10:30 am - Exercise demos, games, activities and a DJ!
  • 10:30 to 10:45 am - Inspiration and Motivation from PWP and their care partners
  • 11:00 am - Lakeside Walk Begins
  • 11:45 am - Closing Remarks/Announcement of Gift Card Winner

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

 

Check out our Optimism Walk video!
 
 
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Event Details

Where

Mount Trashmore Park
Virginia Beach, VA

Starts

08/29/2020 @ 9:00 AM EDT

Ends

12:00 PM EDT

Check-in Time

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

Registration Cutoff

08/28/2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT

Donation Cutoff

12/31/2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

Contact

APDA Hampton Roads Chapter

Phone

757-495-3062

[email protected]

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