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APDA Wisconsin Chapter Mission: Empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through education, support and mind/body programs.

About the APDA Wisconsin Chapter

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association was founded in September 2005. The chapter is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to raising public awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Our mission is to empower the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through education, support and mind/body programs. Since 2005, the chapter has held several successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research, helped establish new support groups across the state, developed an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and implemented a caregiver respite program.

About the Information & Referral Center

The APDA Information & Referral Center of Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives. Information and services include up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease, educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease, referrals to neurologists and other Parkinson’s disease experts, referrals to support groups for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers and information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinson’s disease.

About the National APDA

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease. In that time, APDA has raised and invested more than $87 million to fund research, patient services and education, and elevate public awareness. As the country’s largest Parkinson’s grassroots organization, APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, and support groups. APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

 

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