To Ease The Burden
To Find the Cure


APDA Georgia Chapter

The American Parkinson Disease Association was founded in 1961 to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson's disease. In that time APDA has raised and awarded more than $86 million to patient services and education and has been a funding partner in most of the major Parkinson's disease scientific breakthroughs. As the country's largest grassroots organization serving more than 1 million Americans with Parkinson's disease and their families, APDA's energy is focused on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness. Funding includes support of a national network of regional Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, chapters, support groups, eight Centers for Advanced Research, and grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson's.

Parkinson's is a slowly progressive brain disorder resulting in the loss of dopamine production. Dopamine is the neuro-transmitter responsible for aiding in body movements. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness, and postural instability. To date there is no cure.

  • "Driving Parkinson's Away"


    Dear Friends and Supporters of the APDA Georgia Chapter,

    Many thanks to everyone who helped make our 2016 "Driving Parkinson's Away" golf tournament on Monday, May 9th our best ever!  Our special thanks again to the Pender family, without whose support we could have not achieved this success. 

    Funds raised from this tournament will make a big difference in the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson's including the care partners, specifically through the programs and services we support such as education and awareness, exercise, caregiver respite and transportation.

    We hope you enjoy the pictures from the tournament, and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall fundraiser, which will be a formal Gala event on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  So please save the date!

    Best regards, 

    Eric Burkard
    Georgia Chapter President 

     Click here to view 2016 

    APDA "Driving Parkinson's Away" Golf Tournament

    THANK YOU to our Sponsors!






  • APDA Parkinson's Disease Spotlight Webinar Series

    This special series is offered to allow people with Parkinson's, care partners, families and medical professionals to gain insight into the treatment and management of Parkinson's symptoms and quality of life. 

    Click here to view the archived webinars



  • Infographic: Quick and visual facts about PD.

Messages from our donors…

“In loving memory of our Mom, Joan Teuscher. One of the kindest, most loving souls I have ever known.”
– David and Susan Teuscher

“So nice to have a chance to learn from top professionals at your Saturday Education Meetings!”

“In memory of Wayne Gross. We will miss you.”

Those Who We Serve

Our target audience is people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. However our goal is also to serve the medical community and the community at large by raising awareness of the disease and the treatments and support available.

The Georgia Chapter works in close cooperation with the Information & Referral Center to provide educational programs featuring topics that relate to Parkinson's disease and to the caregivers.

The Georgia Chapter initiates, funds and implements other outreach programs as requested by our members and our target audience.

Georgia Chapter Goals

  • To raise awareness about Parkinson's disease
  • To raise funds for Parkinson's disease research
  • To plan and execute educational programs with the local Information and Referral Center
  • To raise funds to support the work of the Association
  • To raise funds to support the work of the Chapter
  • To plan and execute Chapter outreach programs for the Parkinson's community

Become A Member

You can help support our services and programs by joining as a new member or renewing your current membership. The annual membership fee is $30.00. Our membership year begins September 1 and ends August 31.

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