Ease the Burden - Find the Cure

APDA provides information, education, and support to those impacted by Parkinson's disease and funds scientific research into the causes, prevention, treatments and ultimately the cure.

Optimism Walks

APDA Rhode Island Chapter
18th Annual Optimism
Race Walk & Roll for Parkinson's

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Goddard State Park, Warwick

In Honor of Walter Langford & the Langford Family

Presented by

Grand Marshall
Chef Frank Terranova

Official 5K Race & 1.5 Mile Walk

Registration: 9:00 am
Race Start: 10:30 am
Walk Start: 11:00 am

Come enjoy the family fun with a continental breakfast, picnic lunch, raffles, children's games and prizes.

Click through to learn how you can create your team and register online!


Optimism Personal Campaign

"OptimismRides Tour"

Like our friend Steve Moore did with his personal Campaign "OptimismRides Tour", you too can create a personal campaign. To learn more about Steve's motorcycle ride across America & to donate to his campaign click here!

There are no limits to the ways that you can get involved. Start your own fundraising page. Ask family and friends to be your supporters or sponsors. Tie your personal campaign in with a birthday or anniversary celebration, do it in honor or in memory of some special, or connect it to an activity you enjoy - the possibilities are endless! Let your imagination be your guide.

Click below to start your own personal campaign!

Start Here!

New England Regional Conference

November 6 & 7, 2016

A conference designed to educate and inspire people
with PD and those who care about them through speakers,
exhibitors, networking, & FUN - including a Sunday evening social!

Marriott Airport
Please read this information before registering for the event.

Either register for Day One, Day Two, or for the entire conference (third box from the top). In addition to the number of participants, please select a food option for the Sunday Evening Social (Chicken or Vegetarian) and Monday Symposium Lunch (Turkey or Vegetarian). If you have any questions, contact us at information@apdama.org. We have reserved overnight rooms at the Marriott at a special rate of $99 per night. These reservations must be made directly with the hotel by Monday, October 24th in order to receive the special rate. The hotel phone number is 800-228-9290.

To register online, click here

Click here to see the brochure