APDA Long Island I&R Centers
American Parkinson Disease Association can win $5,000 with your help.
The APDA L.I. Information & Referral Centers have been named a “Century of Giving” Nominee by Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern, LLP. We are one of three nominees who are competing for an award of $5,000. The Nominee with the most votes will win!
We are asking you to click on the link below and vote for American Parkinson Disease Association:
VOTE by JULY 16th, so don't miss the deadline! Winning this $5,000 grant will enable us to continue to provide services to the Parkinson's community on Long Island. Please share this information with your family & friends, and encourage them to vote for us! For details about the "Century of Giving", click here.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 to “Ease the Burden and Find the Cure” for Parkinson’s Disease. It is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency committed to serving the Parkinson community through a comprehensive program of research, patient education and support. APDA’s goal of promoting a better quality of life for the Parkinson’s community is actualized through its network of Information & Referral Centers, which respond to the needs of people affected by Parkinson’s Disease.
The APDA Long Island Information & Referral Centers are located at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury) and St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center (Smithtown). With the assistance of volunteers and support from the community, we are able to formulate fundraising events, educational events and social activities.
By working together, we will ultimately achieve our goal to eradicate Parkinson's Disease.
7/23/13 - Parkinson's Seminar - Smithtown NY Click HERE for details
Save the Date! The 2013 Paws for Parkinson's event is scheduled for October 27, 2013 at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa. More details will be available soon.
The 2012 Long Island Walkathon and Paws for Parkinson's event at Belmont Lake State Park was a big success. The weather was perfect. People and dogs alike enjoyed a fun day of outdoor activities. Thanks to our generous sponsors, our amazing walk participants (human & canine), our wonderful donors and fabulous volunteers, we raised over $35,000.
The top fundraisers was Tom & Lois Roslak, who raised $6,550. Denise Ratner, aided by Top Dogs (Cooper & Coby) raised $3,568, which put them in second place. The third highest fundaiser was Selena Levine, whose canine pal, Patches, raised $2,996.
Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery, where you can check out all the wonderful people and canines who helped make this event such a huge success. Then, mark your calendar for October 27, 2013, when the Halloween Hounds will return to Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, for the Paws 2013 Optimism Walk.
Arline Shenker and Shelly O’Leary, (formerly of Ladies Workout Express in Massapequa Park) have scored yet another successful fundraising event. They formed "Team Shelly", and organized their own walkathon on 10/14/12 at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa.
When Shelly was diagnosed with PD in 2010, Arlene became especially motivated to raise money for a cure. With generous support from their friends and families, they raised a total of $6,219 for Parkinson's research. They created a personal campaign page online for their event at APDA's website, which enables people to donate and register online.
Team Shelly's past projects include a very successful Cookbook fundraising project. Along with two of their friends, Judy Greco and Virginia Onorato, they collected recipes from friends and family members. They published a spiral-bound compilation of about 500 recipes, helpful cooking information.
“Helping to Find a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease (with Good Food by Family and Friends)” is being sold for $20 per book, and a few copies are still available. Contact the APDA Info & Referral Center at 516-626-6114.