Together in Spirit, Massachusetts Residents Walk Separately to Help Provide More Programs and Services for the Local Parkinson’s Community
BOSTON – The American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Massachusetts Chapter is hosting the APDA Massachusetts Virtual Optimism Walk on Saturday, May 22.To register visit www.apdaparkinson.org. One of three virtual Optimism Walks happening on the same day, the Massachusetts Walk is part of a nationwide series of Optimism Walks that mobilize and inspire people to step up and help put an end to Parkinson’s disease (PD). There are approximately one million people living with PD in the United States and with more being diagnosed every day it is more important than ever to raise essential funds and awareness. Each and every virtual participant will help make a difference for those living with the disease today and to push for answers that will ultimately make PD a thing of the past.
Participants in the APDA Massachusetts Virtual Optimism Walk will join fellow walkers from Optimism Walks taking place in the Northwest region and Virginia. After an online opening ceremony and celebration, participants in all three virtual events will walk separately, but together in solidarity for the PD community. Due to social distancing, participants will be encouraged to walk safely on their own and share photos and comments using #OptimismWalk, so they can still be uplifted and united by a great sense of community and camaraderie. The online celebration will be co-emceed by sports radio personality Mike “Sarge” Riley (98.5 The Sports Hub, Boston and announcer for Patriots and NE Revolution) and Dave “The Groz” Grosby (host emeritus of 710 ESPN, Seattle) with special guest Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN.