Optimism Walk

APDA Optimism Walk


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several upcoming Optimism Walks have gone VIRTUAL!  Take a look at the list below to find the Walk that works for you! Join us!

Whether you walk with us virtually in the Spring, or in-person in the Fall — you’re helping APDA support people with PD across the country, which is needed now more than ever!

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL OPTIMISM WALK? (for Spring events): You register and fundraise online, and on Walk Day we’ll all walk separately, but together! Plans are underway – more details to come!

Note: We are hopeful that our Walks scheduled for later in the year will be able to proceed in-person as planned. We will make adjustments and updates as needed.

Each Optimism Walk is a fundraising event 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.

Be a hero for people with Parkinson’s! Register today!


Upcoming Optimism Walks
May 31, 2020 Southern California Optimism VIRTUAL Walk REGISTER NOW
May 31, 2020 Massachusetts VIRTUAL Optimism Walk REGISTER NOW
May 31, 2020 Northwest  VIRTUAL Optimism Walk REGISTER NOW
May 31, 2020 Vermont VIRTUAL Optimism Walk REGISTER NOW
August 29, 2020 2020 Hampton Roads Optimism Walk
Mt. Trashmore
Virginia Beach, VA
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 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
September 27, 2020 2020 Iowa Optimism Walk
Ignit Sports and Fitness
Grimes, IA
Coming Soon
Fall 2020 (Date TBD) 2020 Northern Connecticut Optimism Walk
Farmington Club
Farmington, CT
Coming Soon
Fall 2020 (Date TBD) 2020 Georgia Optimism Walk
REJV Concourse
Atlanta, GA
Coming Soon
October (Date TBD) 2020 Westport, 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
October (Date TBD) 2020 Nevada Optimism Walk
Virginia Lake Park And Shelter
Reno, NV
Coming Soon
Past Optimism Walks Couldn’t make it?
You can still show your support with an easy online donation.

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