American Parkinson's Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter Optimism Walk

Register now and be part of this special day as we raise much-needed funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease. *Online registration is strongly encouraged

What is an Optimism Walk? Each APDA Optimism Walk is an important and fun-filled fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk that offers family-friendly activities, music, vendor tables, and so much more!  The Rhode Island 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. (Participants can walk as much or as little as they choose.)

Sign-up yourself as an individual, create a team for your family and friends to join or join an existing team. Together we will help families living with Parkinson's disease in Rhode Island.

Why Walk?

Because every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.The more funds we raise, the more people we can help right in our local communities.Raise $100, $500, $1,000+ and qualify for great prizes\* - like the official Optimism Walk t-shirt, and more!

Event Details:

Fundraising is highly encouraged. Our Fundraising Guide (above) will help make fundraising easy to do!The walk route is wheelchair accessible.Rain or shine! Download an Optimism Walk Flyer to share with friends and coworkers! (COMING SOON)Dogs are NOT permitted. (Service animals only, please).      Your safety is our priority! All necessary public health guidelines and safety measures will be in place.

For more information: Call APDA Rhode Island  at 401-439-8435 or email

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