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.
Join us for the 5th Annual APDA Wine Tasting at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Tickets are $50 each ($60 at the door), and include the tasting, silent auction, musical entertainment, and hors d’ouevres. Register today at http://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=704.
The 3rd Annual Parkinson’s Half Marathon & 5K will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Glacial Drumlin Trailhead in Cottage Grove, WI. There will be a half marathon run, 5K run, kids’ run, and one-mile walk. To register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/parkinsonshalfmarathon5k.