Upcoming Programs & Events


PRESS Program

Virtual APDA Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS)

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Rhode Island Chapter is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 5 years. This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing. This session is currently in progress, but if you would like to express interest in attending the next delivery of the PRESS Program, please contact Laurie Ann Oliveira at laoliveira@butler.org


16th Annual Driving Away Parkinson’s Golf Tournament, Quidnessett Country Club

Monday, June 3, 2024

The Rhode Island Chapter Annual Driving Away Parkinson’s Golf Tournament is an incredible day of fundraising for an important cause, featuring a beautiful golf outing overlooking the bay! Join us for a day of golf, lunch, dinner reception, raffle, auction and more!

You can register for this event, or sponsor here.


26th Annual Optimism Walk & 5k Fun Run, Warwick City Park

Saturday, September 28, 2024

We are excited for the next 2024 APDA Optimism Walk season! 

The Optimism Walk is a family-friendly fundraising event that offers a short walk and 5k Fun Run option, and is an important opportunity for friends, families, and individuals impacted by Parkinson’s to take their passion for the cause and participate in an experience aimed to improve the lives for those impacted by Parkinson’s disease. The event registration starts at 9:00am, the Optimism Walk and 5k Fun Run take off late morning, followed by lunch and a ceremony with raffle winners and awards. Participants and sponsors are encouraged to share photos and stories of the day using #OptimismWalk to show strength in optimism and hope in progress. You can register here!

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