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APDA Chapter to hold annual Parkinson Walkathon

Regional-news-icon-for-website[1]Canton -The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is in high gear as it readies for the 27th Annual Massachusetts Chapter Parkinson Walkathon. The Sunday, June 9 event will be held at the Reebok International Headquarters’ track in Canton, 1895 J.W. Foster Blvd., with a start time of 12 noon. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. The location offers a safe environment with plenty of parking and ample facilities for everyone.

The walk total is 3 miles (1 lap = 1/4 mile); however, walkers can walk any part of this or choose to enjoy the beautiful day and the many other activities. (Reebok policy requests no pets at the event.) KISS 108 FM’s radio staff will be there to lead the festive atmosphere.

Come alone or bring a team to help support this important fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards vital Parkinson’s disease research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and patient programs. Last year over 1,500 people participated in the Walkathon and the event raised over $130,000. Whether you walk solo, walk with a team, or come to cheer the walkers on, you can make all the difference in the world to the Parkinson community. Come and be proud of yourself for doing something wonderful to help fight Parkinson’s disease!

For further information about the Walkathon, contact Vanessa Blais at the APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Campus at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Donations can be mailed to the APDA Massachusetts Chapter, 72 East Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118 (checks made payable to the APDA MA Chapter) or processed online. Visit the MA Chapter website at www.apdama.org and the Walkathon event page at http://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/event/mawalk2013 to find out more.

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