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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.


  •  Transportation Assistance for People with Parkinson's Disease 

    Common Courtesy, Inc. is pleased to announce the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA Georgia) has renewed its support for another year starting September 1, 2016 to help Persons with Parkinson's and Parkinson's-related diseases pay for rides obtained through Common Courtesy, Inc. 

    In order to reach more participants over the next year, the grant from APDA Georgia will provide a subsidy of $5.00 per trip with a maximum of 2 trips per month per Registered Rider.

    If you have already registered, there is no need to register again.  Simply begin your trips, and we will account for the APDA Georgia subsidy in a twice per month bill to your credit card already on file.

    If you have any specific questions about the mechanics of the program please direct them to Bob or Anne Carr at Common Courtesy (contact information below).  

    APDA Georgia is proud to support this effort to make transportation more available to the PD Community and welcomes additional funding to expand the program.  If you would like to assist in the fundraising efforts or have any general questions, comments or appreciation thoughts, please direct them to Barbara Mooney of APDA Georgia at info@apdageorgia.org. or Tel. 404-325-2020.

     

    To get started: Click to complete the FORM to steps to becoming a rider or contact Common Courtesy directly: 1-888-447-7555

    Email: admin@ccrides.org OR click HERE to go directly to the website.

     

  • 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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