Become a Member

APDA Membership

We are making a change in the way we have been handling membership in the APDA Midwest Chapter. Over the years, from the time you became a member, your membership renewed during the month you first became a member. As you can imagine, with all the memberships we have, tracking and mailing renewals each month is a cumbersome, time consuming, and costly process.

The Midwest Chapter has made the decision to update to an annual pledge, allowing us to send out all pledges at one time, making the process much easier to manage and allowing us to save money at the same time. We are asking you to become a Member with the APDA Midwest Chapter. Please consider making your donation to the APDA Midwest Chapter at this time by becoming a Pledge Partner. Your donation will enable us to plan services, provide respite grants to families impacted by PD, open new exercise and support groups and free educational seminars and local symposiums.

This will be the only pledge you will receive this year from the Midwest Chapter. As mentioned, you will not receive a membership renewal in the month that your membership has renewed in the past. We thank you in advance for your thoughtful and generous pledge.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

Supportive Environment

  • Support work of APDA National and Midwest Chapter through Pledge Partner donation
  • Share in efforts to accomplish APDA and Midwest Chapter goals
  • Support/volunteer in fundraising events by serving on committee, helping with various tasks
  • Provide grants for support group program requests
  • Locate Support Group and Programs offered in your local area
  • Lists updated continuously
  • Train Support Group Leaders at annual workshop
  • Questions about Parkinson’s disease and related issues answered by chapter office staff
  • Caregiver Respite Program
  • Support Information and Referral Center (I & R):
  • Comprehensive Resource and Referral network for persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family members, health care professionals and community
  • Distribute educational materials upon request
  • Option for company match of donation
  • Option to create a customized recurring gift pledge
  • Option for automatic renewal of Pledge Partner donation each year

Providing Education

  • Learn about Parkinson’s Disease and the newest treatments by attending educational seminars
  • Meet healthcare professionals and ask them questions
  • Receive newsletter/e-newsletter produced 1-2 times a year
  • Train Support Group Leaders at annual workshop

Public Awareness

  • Participate in Annual Optimism Walk
  • Funds go toward research, I & R Centers, education
  • Invite family and friends to join your team, set goal and track results
  • Enhance public education and awareness of PD
  • Attend annual Chapter open board meeting
  • Receive information and announcements of upcoming events/webinars, etc. via email or mailings

 

 

 

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