The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
Ease the Burden - Find the Cure
As the country’s largest grassroots Parkinson’s disease organization, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) improves the lives people with Parkinson’s disease and their families from coast to coast with patient/caregiver support; education and positive lifestyle programs; awareness, social and fundraising events; and scientific research funding at all levels. Through a national network of Chapters, Information & Referral Centers, more than 1,000 support groups, and eight Centers for Advanced Research, APDA delivers help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Connect with APDA
Join our email list to receive the latest information on
Parkinson's disease research and education. Whether you're
living with Parkinson's or caring for someone who is, APDA
publishes a variety of emails to keep you informed on the latest
progress we're making to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for one
million Americans living with Parkinson’s.
Are you interested in becoming more involved?
Whether you are living with PD, know someone
who is, or just want to support a good cause...
Get involved and live with optimism.
APDA Awareness Resources
Live with optimism all year long with the APDA Awareness
Resources: Read valuable publications and handbooks,
or download an infographic to visualize statistics
about Parkinson's disease research and locations
of the APDA information and referral centers.
You can also print support coupons or a Parkinson's ID card.
Click here to access APDA Resources
This resource guide, created by the
APDA National Young Onset Center, helps
people of all ages who are living with
Parkinson's disease discover no-cost or
low-cost resources that make life easier.
Share your experience with various resources
by posting a comment; your feedback helps others.
07/19/14 - Waterford, CT - 2014 Optimism Walk
07/19/14 - San Antonio, TX - 22nd Annual PD Symposium
07/19/14 - Kaysville, UT - Pedal Away Parkinson's
07/25/14 - Stratford, CT - Lunch & Learn
07/30/14 - West Valley, UT - Play Your Part 2014
08/17/14 - Madison, WI - Parkinson's Walk for Research
9/6/14 – Naperville, IL – Optimism Walk
09/07/14 - Omaha, NE - 2014 Optimism Walk
09/13/14 - Warwick, RI - 2014 Rhode Island Race, Walk and Roll for PD
09/13/14 - Hingham, MA - A Night in Monte Carlo Casino Night
9/13/14 – Nashville, TN – Optimism Conference & Walk
09/14/14 - Seattle, WA - 2014 Optimism Walk
09/20/14 - Middleton, WI - Symposium & Annual Meeting
10/15&22/14 - Boston, MA - Good Start Program in Parkinson's Disease
10/18/14 - Westport, CT - 2014 Optimism Walk
10/26/14 - Staten Island, NY - Optimism People & Paws Walk
10/26/14 - Piscataway, NJ - 2014 Optimism Walk
10/26/14 - Massapequa, NY - 2014 Optimism Walk and Paws for Parkinson's
11/02-03/14 - Mansfield, MA - APDA New England Regional PD Conference
Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS
Meet APDA’s Research
APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding in 2013/2014. APDA is pleased to present a synopsis of this year’s awards to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has partnered with Luxe Studio to design and create the exclusive, handcrafted APDA “Optimism Jewelry Collection”. This exclusive jewelry line is the perfect gift that keeps giving, with Luxe Studio generously donating 30% of all proceeds to the APDA to help Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for more than 1 million people in the United States living with Parkinson’s disease.
You can order online or call 918-928-6458
June 10, 2014 - Father's Day 2014 Participate In One of
The Biggest And Best Running Events In The United States.
Support the American Parkinson Disease Association
Connecticut Chapter by taking part in The Branford Road
Race this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.
April 24, 2014 - Dr. Allan Perel, Chief of Neurology at
RUMC, and Leslie Chambers, President and CEO of
APDA, to lead lecture on April 28, 2014. Richmond
University Medical Center and the American Parkinson
Disease Association mark Parkinson’s Disease
Awareness Month by educating hospital’s medical
residents about this disease affecting more than
1 million people.
March 31, 2014 – Get Involved During April
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month -
The American Parkinson Disease Association
Continues its Fight to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure
for Parkinson’s disease.
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