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The Iowa Chapter’s annual educational events and fundraisers allow us to provide support and services for the Iowa Parkinson’s community and spread public awareness about the disease. Volunteering, sponsoring, and participating in these events allows you to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families, and their caregivers.

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is closely monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) situation for the safety of our event attendees, volunteers, and staff. As the disease can pose an increased threat for people with underlying health issues and/or advanced age, which includes many people living with Parkinson’s disease, we are ever mindful of your health and well-being. As such, we have been evaluating our upcoming events, support groups, and exercise classes in conjunction with the recommendations and guidelines put forth by local health officials.
In an abundance of caution, we will be suspending the Iowa Chapter support groups, exercise classes, and all events until further notice.   We will resume classes/groups as soon as we possibly can and apologize for any inconvenience.   We encourage our constituents to contact their group/class leader if they have questions about a specific class or event.

2020 Annual Parkinson’s Disease Conference: Fight Back! 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we made the difficult decision to postpone our Annual Parkinson’s Disease Conference to Friday, November 13th.
Additional information coming soon.



Join us online and then walk from wherever you are!

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am CT

We will all walk separately, but together! 


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If you are interested in being a sponsor for our 2020 Optimism Walk, please contact Natasha Winterbottom at, nwinterbottom@apdaparkinson.org


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Iowa Optimism Walk.  We look forward to walking with you virtually this year!
Here is a recap from our 2019 Walk.


































Recap from our C4 Workout to Beat Parkinson’s Disease

This event is to focus on fighting back and bringing awareness to Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and hosted by our Vice President of our Board of Directors, Craig Haas, who was diagnosed with YOPD in 2015.  This year we raised $2,000 at this event with funds benefiting support services for those with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in Iowa.  If you have Young Onset PD and would like assistance, please contact us: apdaiowa@apdaparkinson.org