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!

Shop to Support APDA

APDA Partners with BioMech to Raise Funds and Get
Golfers with PD Back
into the Swing

People with Parkinson's can enhance the joy of golf,
thanks to a
cutting-edge and innovative golf club!

BioMech is partnering with the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) to reengage golfers and enhance the joy of the game to players impacted by Parkinson's. Inspired by the benefits of the AccuLock ACE putter for people with Parkinson's disease, BioMech will donate $5 from the sale of every ACE putter in 2016 to the APDA

Learn More