What’s Happening at APDA

What’s Happening at APDA

Golfing in St. Louis – Our Greater St. Louis Chapter hosted a sold-out golf tournament in May – the 21st Annual APDA Gold Classic in Memory of Jack Buck. In addition to 18 holes, guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, and a special talk with St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak and local radio sports commentator Tom Ackerman! More than $210,000 was raised!

Inspiration in Iowa – Education and inspiration were in full force at the annual APDA Iowa Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in Des Moines this past June. Keynote speaker (and APDA PSA cast member, pictured above) Allison Toepperwein  motivated more than 700 attendees with her personal story of determination and optimism.

East Coast/West Coast Walking Strong! Two APDA Optimism Walks on opposite sides of the country – had fantastic turnouts this spring. The APDA Northwest Optimism Walk had their strongest results ever with more than 700 participants and raising more than $170,000! APDA’s Massachusetts Chapter also hosted a successful Walk with more than 450 attendees and $185,000 raised. A big thank you to all who participated and donated.

Spring Symposium Success – APDA’s Minnesota Chapter hosted a successful educational symposium in April that received rave reviews from attendees. The program of expert speakers resonated with the audience, with feedback including: “It helped a lot to understand what to expect in years to come,” and “I had a renewed sense of hope for helpful research and the future.”