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Upcoming Events – Rhode Island Chapter

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2018 Save the Dates for our Major Events

June 25th-  Golf Tournament Quidnessett Country Club

August 18th- ADPA Night at the PawSox

September 8th- Optimism Walk Goddard Park

October 14 & 15- New England Regional Conference (info coming soon)

See details for these major events below!

June 23rd, 2018 DBS Support Group- Providence

The  Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Providence will meet on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 am at Rhode Island Hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Building 765 Allens Ave, Suite 200 (2nd floor). Take the elevator to the 2nd floor Pediatric Conference room. There is free parking right next to this building. This will be a general discussion meeting with both those who have had DBS and those who would like to learn more about it. Representatives from Medtronic will be in attendance! For more information please call Mary Ellen at 736-1046.

June 25th, 2018 – 11th Annual Parkinson’s Golf Tournament At Quidnessett Country Club

Join us on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Quidnessett Country Club for another wonderful golf tournament!  Check in & Pro Clinics are being held from 10 am to 12 Noon with top RI pros. Buffett lunch begins at  11:30 am followed by a Shot Gun Start at 1:00 pm (scramble format).  After fun on the course return to the club house for cocktails at 5:30 pm and a Prime Rib dinner beginning at 6:30 pm.  The evening includes prizes for our golfers, silent auction and raffle.


Pro Clinic featuring: Ed Kirby, Director of Golf- Carnegie Abbey;  Dave Marcotte, Director of Golf-Point Judith CC; Chad Spencer, Director of Golf- Valley CC….and more!

Golfers Cost:  $175
Includes, golf, cart, clinics, lunch & dinner

Dinner Guest Only:  $60

All net proceeds are restricted to support our RI APDA Patient Care Services Programs
Registration is now open:
We also have many sponsor levels for local businesses. For more information about the golf tournament and potential sponsor opportunities please call Mary Ellen at 401-580-2412

July 3rd, 2018 DBS- Smile Through Art Workshop at Atria Bay Spring Village

In partnership with The American Parkinson Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter, The Art Cart will be bringing their Smile Through Art Workshops to Barrington, RI!  The Art Cart will be held at Atria Bay Spring Village, 147 Bay Spring Ave in Barrington on Tuesday, July 3rd form 10:45- 12:45 pm.  Come learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Family Members or caregivers are welcome to attend. Our consecutive workshops, explore different mediums of art and teach participants how to temporarily alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Pre-register is required for these workshops as seating is limited. Please rsvp to RI APDA at: (401) 736-1046

July 12, 2018  Rhode Island Chapter Annual General Board Meeting

The next Chapter Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12th at Kent Hospital Doctor’s Auditorium. Our board meets on the second Thursday each month at 6:30pm.  Our board meetings are open to the public and members are encouraged to attend. For additional information, please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046.

August 18th, 2018 – RI & MA APDA “Paws for a Cause” at the PAWSOX

Save the date for our annual evening at the Pawsox.  On August 18th at 6:15pm the Pawtucket Red Sox meet the Durham Bulls and both RI and MA APDA will be there.  Tickets are now on sale!! This year you will be able to order your tickets online right from the Pawsox. Tickets will be $10pp with $5 going to RI APDA and a $2 ballpark credit!

To Purchase your tickets:https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/youraccount.asp?&submit=Continue&Cookies=yes&HoldID=1910#.Wxge_0gvzIU

Contact Alli Katterheinrich for more information
akatterheinrich@pawsox.com or 401-721-5394

September 8th, 2018 20th Annual Optimism Walk & 5K

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Each year, the Rhode Island Chapter of the APDA holds this event to help raise money to support scientific research into the cause and cure of Parkinson’s disease and to support families living with this disease. Whether you are able to join us, sponsor us, or support a beautiful event, we thank you for your participation. The event is an official 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk, however walkers can walk any part of this or choose to enjoy the beautiful day and the many other activities.

Please join us on Saturday, September 8th at Goddard State Park, Ives Road in Warwick, RI. Come out for a fun-filled, family day and make a difference in the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease! There will be indoor and outdoor entertainment throughout the day provided by Luke Renchan Entertainment, Full Picnic, Children’s Games, Raffles, Prizes and so much more!  Hop over to our registration page to learn more about our walk and 5k.



Interested in sponsoring our walk? Please contact our RI APDA Chapter at Mthibodeau@kentri.org

The Parkinson’s disease community is greatly appreciative of the continuous help and support you have offered these many years. For more information, please contact the Rhode Island Chapter at (401) 736-1046 or Mthibodeau@kentri.orgWe hope you can join us!

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