Optimism Walk

APDA Optimism Walk

The APDA Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to step up and help put an end to Parkinson’s disease.

Each Optimism Walk is a fundraising event that offers a short walk (between 1-3 miles, distance varies by location) and an important opportunity for friends, families, and individuals coping with Parkinson’s to take their passion and concern and turn it into a positive experience with a significant impact on this devastating disease.

Won’t you join us?

Find an Optimism Walk near you:


Upcoming Optimism Walks
April 4, 2020 2020 Hampton Roads Optimism Walk
Mt. Trashmore
Virginia Beach, VA
May 2, 2020 2020 Southern California Optimism Walk
South Coast Botanic Garden
Palos Verdes, CA
May 2, 2020 2020 Georgia Optimism Walk
REJV Concourse
Atlanta, GA
May 2, 2020 2020 Northern Connecticut Optimism Walk
Farmington Club
Farmington, CT
May 30, 2020 2020 Vermont Optimism Walk
Community Sailing Center
Burlington, VT
May 31, 2020 2020 Massachusetts Optimism Walk
Bowditch Field
Framingham, MA
June 6, 2020 2020 Northwest  Optimism Walk
Northwest Chapter Headquarters
Seattle, WA
August 30, 2020 2020 Wisconsin Optimism Walk
Warner Park
Madison, WI
Coming Soon
September 12, 2020 2020 Rhode Island Optimism Walk
Goddard State Park
Warwick, RI
September 12, 2020 2020 Midwest Optimism Walk
River Walk
Naperville, IL
Coming Soon
September (Date TBD) 2020 Nevada Optimism Walk
Virginia Lake Park And Shelter
Reno, NV
Coming Soon
September 12, 2020 2020 Minnesota Optimism Walk
Roseville Central Park Jaycees Shelter
Roseville, MN
Coming Soon
September 20, 2020 2020 Cape Cod Optimism Walk
Barnstable High School
Hyannis, MA
Coming Soon
September 26, 2020 2020 Long Island Optimism Walk
Margorie Post Community Park
Massapequa, NY
Coming Soon
September 27, 2020 2020 Iowa Optimism Walk
Ignit Sports and Fitness
Grimes, IA
Coming Soon
October (Date TBD) 2020 Connecticut Optimism Walk
Sherwood Island
Westport, CT
Coming Soon
October (Date TBD) 2020 Greater St. Louis Optimism Walk
Logan University
Chesterfield, MO
Coming Soon
October (Date TBD) 2020 Oklahoma Optimism Walk
Woodland Hills Mall
Tulsa, OK
Coming Soon
Past Optimism Walks Couldn’t make it?
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