All across the country, people are coming together to join in a common goal: to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson’s disease. Through the American Parkinson Disease Association’s national “Optimism” campaign, we’re spreading hope, confidence, and a positive vision for the future — as we increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease and raise money to find a cure.
Participate in an Optimism event and raise money for education, research, and support services for those affected by Parkinson's disease. Whether you are living with PD, know someone who is, or just want to support a good cause... Optimism is contagious! Join us by registering for or donating to an existing event today - because together, we can accomplish anything!
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.
Did you know... Optimism Walks, Runs, Hikes and Bikes? No matter what activity you choose, planning and promoting an Optimism event in your community is now as simple as:
Online fundraising tools make registration, ticketing, and fundraising easier than ever.