WA APDA Optimism Walk

Optimism Walk

Thanks to everyone who joined us on September 28th, 2013 for our First Annual American Parkinson's Optimism Walk!

The Washington Chapter's annual walkathon is a part of the American Parkinson Disease Association's national fundraising efforts supporting scientific research, education, and outreach for people living with Parkinson's disease.

A very special thanks to the over 200 people who joined us on September 28th in West Seattle for our First Annual American Parkinson's Walk! We were blown away by the number of people who turned out despite the wind and the rain, determined to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's care, support, and critical research. With the overwhelming enthusiasm and generosity of everyone involved, we were able to raise over $44,000, far exceeding our goal of $25,000! It was a day full of hope, community, and strength, despite what obstacles mother nature threw our way!

A huge congratulations to our top three fundraisers, Suzie Schofield, Dustin Werner, and Stephen Bergenholtz! The top fundraising team was led by Suzie Schofield, cleverly named the Schofield's Dope-a-mines, who alone raised over $13,000! 

Congratulations to all for an incredible effort. We are ecstatic and so moved by the success of our First Optimism Walk, and are already looking forward to next year!



Location: Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Click here to view a map of Lincoln Park

Parking: There are two parking lots on Fauntleroy Way SW, we will be set-up near the south lot, closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. There is also limited on-street parking. Volunteers and signs will help direct you.

The Walk will be held on the paved waterfront area of Lincoln Park. Walk down the paved path at the south lot to find the starting line. There is a marked drop-off area, as the path has a steep decline.

Questions? Contact Walk Coordinator, Zeljka Jurcevic, at 206.277.5516 or [email protected]

Lincoln Park, West Seattle


Lincoln Park Walk Map.pdf5.07 MB