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.


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    Check out the newest WPC Podcast!

    Now available for FREE download and streaming: 

    Genetics & PD

    4th World Parkinson's Congress - Sept. 20-23, 2016

    APDA is pleased to be a Bronze Sponsor of the WPC2016 in Portland, Oregon!
    As an important part of this support level, APDA will be the
    Exclusive Sponsor of WPC Health Professional Networking Sessions.

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    Innovative Partnership Helps Fund Rides 

    For Those Unable To Drive


    About two years ago, semi-retired business executive Bob Carr thought he'd spend some time driving for Uber, the innovative company that allows individuals to use their own vehicles to transport paying passengers. 

    Little did Carr know that the journey would take him to a whole new career...

    Carr reached out to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) chapter in Atlanta earlier this year. 

    Eric Burkard, who is the president of the association's Georgia chapter, says Carr wanted "to pitch his idea for a transportation program that would specifically benefit persons with Parkinson's disease."

    CLICK HERE to read the entire article.  

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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

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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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