The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson's disease.  APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson's disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information & Referral Centers (I&R) and support groups.  APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson's disease.  

APDA counts on your participation in our awareness and fundraising events across the country.  Show your support by attending an event in your area or simply by making a donation now.

APDA Local Events

Date Event Name Location State/City
January 16, 23, 30
February 13, 20, 27, 2016
Smile through Art Walpole Public Library MA - Walpole
February 5, 2016 Punch Out Parkinson's  Pancho O'Malley's RI - Narragansett
February 10, 2016 Lunch & Learn Greek Olive Restaurant CT - New Haven
February 22 - for 16 weeks Sing for Joy Cape Conservatory MA - West Barnstable
March 2, 2016 Lunch & Learn Wheelers Tap Room Restaurant CT - Woodbridge
March 7, 2016 Spotlight on Clinical Trials Education Program RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center - Community Room NJ - New Brunswick
March 23, 2016 Lunch & Learn Venus de Milo MA - Swansee
March 29, 2016 Lunch & Learn Library Room Restaurant CT - Wallingford
March 30, 2016 Lunch & Learn Luigi's RI - Johnston
April 2, 2016 Pennies for Pearls Music Trivia Night Hard Rock Hotel & Casino OK - Catoosa
April 2, 2016 Optimism Walk and Run OP Schnabel Park TX - San Antonio
April 2, 2016 A Night of Hops & Vines - 2016 Wine & Beer Tasting for PD Blackhawk Country Club WI - Madison
April 3, 2016 Tools in the Toolbox - Parkinson Education Program (PEP) Congregation Shaare Emeth MO - St. Louis
April 8, 2016 Lunch & Learn Ellington Senior Center CT - Ellington
April 8, 2016 Enhancing Communication: The Role of Speech Therapy Dennis Senior Center MA - South Dennis
April 9, 2016 Optimism Walk - Boardwalk Stroll & Roll Neptune Park, Virginia Beach VA
April 9, 2016 Spring Symposium Radisson Hotel Providence Airport RI - Warwick
April 9, 2016 Annual Living Well with PD Conference The Imperia NJ - Somerset
April 9, 2016 Parkinson's Awareness Day Double tree Hotel VT - South Burlington
April 9 and 10, 2016 Optimism Walk & Run Go! St. Louis Marathon MO
April 9-13. 2016 Yoga for Parkinson's - Teacher Training Certificate Program TriYoga Boston MA -  Waltham
April 14, 2016 Update on the Management of PD Our Lady of Victory Church MA - Centerville
April 16, 2016 Parkinson's 5K/Half Marathon Glacial Drumlin Trailhead WI - Cottage Grove
April 17, 2016 Optimism Walk Ship Canal Trail WA - Seattle
April 17, 2016 Optimism Walk Town Center Boca Raton FL
April 24, 2016 Family Matters! (for the care partner and adult children) Congregation Shaare Emeth MO - St. Louis
April 25, 2016 Eating Well for Parkinson's Sun Prairie Colonial Club WI - Sun Prairie
May 2, 2016 Driving Parkinson's Away Golf Tournament Smoke Rise Country Club GA - Stone Mountain
May 6, 2016 The Role of Exercise: Start Early and Stay the Course Harwich Community Center MA - Harwich
May 16, 2016 Golf Classic Algonquin Golf Club MO - Glendale
June 5, 2016 Optimism Walk Reebok International Headquarters MA - Canton
June 11, 2016 Optimism Walk Virginia Lake Park NV - Reno
July 22, 2016 What's New - Update on Medications Used in PD YMCA Cape Cod MA - West Barnstable
August 28, 2016 Optimsim Walk - More information coming soon! Warner Park, Madison WI
September 10, 2016 Optimism Walk - More information coming soon! River Walk Naperville IL
September 10, 2016 Optirhsm Park - More information corhng soon! Goddard State Park, Warwick RI
November 10, 2016 Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for a Loved One Yarmouth Senior Center MA - Yarmouth



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