About the Wisconsin Chapter APDA
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 seven successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research, helped establish thirteen new support groups in the Madison area, 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 APDA was founded in 1961 to “ease the burden – find the cure.” Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease. The APDA national office coordinates 58 Information & Referral Centers, 60 chapters and more than 250 affiliated supported groups across the nation.
A special thank you to St. Mary’s Hospital for donating the space for this event and supporting the APDA Information & Referral Center in Wisconsin.
*all information taken from http://www.wichapterapda.org