Mission: Empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through support, education, and mind/body programs.
Welcome! Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in the loss of dopamine production. Dopamine is the neuro-transmitter responsible for aiding in body movements. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. To date, there is no cure. The mission of the Wisconsin Chapter of the APDA is to “Ease the Burden, to Find the Cure.” We do this by providing support and empowering people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers through education, fundraising for research, sponsoring support groups, and networking with resource and referral agencies involved in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease throughout Wisconsin.
Click here for the recent PSA about “Living with Optimism”
Free Tango Class for Individuals with Parkinson disease!
UW Campus in the Natatorium
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2-3 PM
February 3, 2015- April 30th
Please contact Kristen Pickett, PhD to sign up or with questions at (608) 890-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on this link for the flyer/additional information-Free UW Tango class!
6th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser: Mark your calendar!
The 6th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin. All event proceeds will be used to support APDA-Wisconsin Chapter patient support services, including all mind/body programs such as exercise programs, respite care, and support groups. We will have wines for tasting and purchase and delicious appetizers served at the benefit. We will also have musical entertainment and a silent auction from specialty stores.
My Father’s Clowns
By Jamie Roman
The “My Father’s Clowns” calendar is dedicated to the memory of Robert J. Roman. My Dad made these clowns for over 20 years from rocks collected near where my family vacationed. Dad passed away from Parkinson’s in 2004 and I finally adopted all the “clownies” ten years later. The calendar features the clownies on backgrounds of original photographs that I have taken.
Coincidentally, after the calendars were made and I had arranged to donate the proceeds to APDA-Wisconsin Chapter, my son learned Grandpa (Dad) had raised substantial money for APDA in Utah as a member of their Board of Directors. My son and I feel this is now a three generation project continuing what Dad started by raising money for those with Parkinson’s Disease for years to come.
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Purchase a Parkinson’s bracelet today as a gift! The bracelets feature: -Sterling Silver is strong and long-lasting; similar to the strength it takes to fight Parkinson disease -Hand-stamped charms create a personalized bracelet for people involved with Parkinson’s community -Charms: two flat circular sterling silver hand-stamped discs say: “WI” and “CURE” -Swarovski Crystals are beautiful; just like the families supporting people with Parkinson disease -Red and blue Swarovski crystals are the APDA’s colors -Sterling Silver magnetic clasps make putting it on easy -Sterling Silver flex bead wire is comfortable to wear The bracelet is lovingly designed by an artist and the granddaughter of a person with Parkinson’s and is keenly tied to our Chapter’s purpose. Purchase one today at http://wdaviesdesigns.storenvy.com.