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July 19th - 1st Annual Waterford Optimism Walk for Parkinson's Disease

The American Parkinson Disease AssociationĀ Connecticut Chapter

Welcomes you to the 1st Annual Waterford Optimism Walk for Parkinson's Disease

in Memory of Dr. Albert WeissmanĀ 

Presenting Sponsor

Each year, the Connecticut Chapter of the APDA will hold this event to help raise money to support scientific research into the cause and cure of Parkinson's disease and to support families living with this disease. Whether you are able to join us, sponsor us, or support a beautiful event, we thank you for your participation. The event is a 1.5 Mile Walk, however walkers can walk any part of this or choose to enjoy the beautiful day and the many other activities.

This year's walk is in memory of Dr Albert Weissman. Dr. Weissman worked his entire career at Pfizer's Central Research facility in Groton, Conn. and for many years was the manager of the neurobehavioral testing group. In 2005, Dr. Weissman, along with four colleagues from Pfizer, received the American Chemical Society Award for Team Innovation in the development of Zoloft. Dr Weissman battled Parkinson's for more than 20 years and passed away in July 2013. His wife Donna continues to support the Parkinson's community as the support group facilitator for our APDA Southeastern Connecticut Support Group in Groton.

Registration will begin at 10 am on Saturday, July 19th at Camp Harness, 301 Great Neck Rd in Waterford, CT. Come out for a fun-filled, family day and make a difference in the lives of those with Parkinson's disease! The day will include refreshments, Children's Games, Raffles, and so much more!

Walk Awards are provided to both the family and support group team who raises the most funds!

If you'd like to register as an individual, join a team, create a team, or donate to the event, click the link below to move to our walk page.

The Parkinson's disease community is greatly appreciative of the continuous help and support you have offered these many years. For more information, please contact the Connecticut Chapter at (860) 248-9200 or . We hope you can join us!