Students take part in APAD Walkathon

On Sunday, April 14, 2013 the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Walkathon took place at Promega Corporation in Madison, WI. For the third year in a row, the UW-Madison Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) contributed to the event as both a sponsor and partner. All of the members of NSSHLA are students enrolled at UW-Madison in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. The event had over 80 participants and raised $12,000 for Parkinson disease research on a national level. Special thanks goes out to Dr. Michelle Ciucci, President of the WI APDA, and Allison Schaser, Vice President of WI APDA, as well as Brooke Resch, Claire Bridgeforth, Rachael Redman, Kaylee Cullen, and Kim Churness who served on the Walkathon Committee and were involved in all of the pre-event planning as well as having day of duties. To view more pictures from the event please visit our chapter website at and click on “photo gallery” under the Events tab. APDA receives no government or other public funds and is dependent upon individual generosity to continue its efforts to provide comfort and support and to find the cure. All proceeds from this event will be used to support national research efforts supported by the APDA. The Chapter is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. The organization’s tax ID number is 13-1962771. Chapter volunteers across the United States work together to raise awareness and funds to support APDA’s leadership work in scientific research, education and patient/caregiver support. When you support an APDA Chapter you are reaching out to 1.5 million Americans with this progressive degenerative disease and their caregivers, and over 60,000 Wisconsin residents with Parkinson disease. All proceeds help us to meet our national mission to “ease the burden and find the cure.”

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