As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Georgia Chapter APDA serves Parkinson's communities throughout Georgia with the generous support of your individual and corporate donations. Please help us in easing the burden and finding a cure. If you would like to contribute to our chapter, please follow any of the instructions in the column to the right. We offer the following options for making a donation:
Memorial - You can make a donation in memory of a deceased loved one or friend. When making your donation, please include the name of the person for whom your donation is made and a mailing address for that person's family. You and that person's family will receive an acknowledgement letter of your gift.
Honor - You can also make a donation in honor of a family member or friend who is currently fighting Parkinson's disease. Please include the name of the person you are honoring with your donation.
Special Occasion - You can share your celebration of a birthday, anniversary, career move or other special event with a donation that will positively affect the lives of many Parkinson's patients.
Last Will & Testament - You can leave a final donation to the APDA through your personal will.
Matching Gifts - You can ask if your employer will match your donation dollar-for-dollar which would double your donation. If you are required to serve your community, ask your employer if a donation to the APDA would fulfill your obligation.
Fundraisers - You can host your own fundraiser and donate your proceeds to the Georgia Chapter APDA. Contact us for more information about hosting a fundraiser.
For online donations, you have the option to add a personal message with your donation. Below are some personal stories from people who have contributed to the Georgia Chapter APDA.
"There are no words that can express how much I appreciate all the support that the Georgia Chapter of APDA and Emory University has given to me and my husband. I don't know how other people with Parkinson's disease that are not involved with APDA can get the same level of help. APDA has given us classes on a multitude of the subjects and situations that we are facing plus they help us set up support groups that help both the patient and the care giver. The two main things that APDA has given me are education about the full spectrum of all the different aspects of Parkinson's disease, everything from new drugs and treatments under development that give us hope to information on exercises, physical therapy, and helpful hints that make life more tolerable. In addition their meetings provide the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with other Parkinson patients so we can help each other. Thank you APDA for all you do for each and every one of us."
"My father Bill has had Parkinson's disease for 19 years, and he has been very involved with the APDA. I appreciate all the support the APDA has given him and my family."
"Donations fund our Support Groups which have really done wonders for easing the burden of living with PD. How else would we find each other and learn how to help ourselves?"