Community Awareness Events

Community Awareness Events

Your participation in the Parkinson Association’s Community Awareness Eventscreates opportunities to provide vital support and services to Coloradoan’s with Parkinson’s. Through these events you also generate general awareness of Parkinson’s disease; which it critically important for all who are serving individuals with Parkinson’s and their families.

Annually, the Parkinson Association hosts signature community awareness events: the Vitality Walk and Party for Parkinson’s events. We also highly encourage you to host an event to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease while also raising funds for the Parkinson Association’s programs and services. See below for more information.

We are deeply grateful for your participation and for the community partnerships we have for all our Community Awareness Events.

Parkinson Association’s Signature Events

walklogoVitality Walk - Enhancing Lives With Every Step

12th annual Vitality Walk Save the Date - Sunday, June 1, 2014

Two Sites, 2,000 Steps and One Unforgettable Experience

Wash Park, Denver & Sandstone Ranch, Longmont

Sponsorship Opportunities 


Every step taken by someone with Parkinson’s shows their determination to live well with this disease. Every step taken by friends, families, neighbors and co-workers supports those individuals and families who are affected by Parkinson’s. Walking the walk is the way participants of the Vitality Walk share with others the tenacity they or someone they know with Parkinson’s shows with every step taken. By walking the walk, participants give an important message to our community: we can do something about Parkinson’s disease; by connecting our communities we can help others live enriched lives.

Annually, on the first Sunday June, the Parkinson Association hosts its Vitality Walk. Since 2002, this pledge walkhas raised significant funds for the Parkinson Association of the Rockies’ programs and servicesand awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

11th Annual Vitality Walk Results
On Sunday, June 2nd, 1,132 individuals participated on 78 teams to enhance lives with every step. A total of 939 walked in Wash Park, Denver; 169 walked in Sandstone Ranch, Longmont; and 24 Chose to Snooze - but made it count! We also had 72 day-of volunteers and 439 others made a contribution to the Vitality Walk - a grand total of 1,643 individuals, plus a number of furry four-legged friends, made great strides in creating awareness of Parkinson's disease!
We are also thrilled to announce that because of you, and the support of our event sponsors, we exceed our 2013 Vitality Walk fundraising goal. Over $110,500 was raised for the Parkinson Association's programs and services!
Visit the Vitality Walk event site for more information 

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About Party For Parkinson’s

The Party for Parkinson’s events, benefitting the Parkinson Association of the Rockies’ programs and services, are expected to raise significant funds while generating community awareness for Parkinson’s disease. These events also serve as an opportunity for us to thank our generous supporters. Through their commitment, we have enhanced, improved and created new programs and services to help Coloradoan’s thrive with Parkinson’s.

This is the inaugural year  for the Party for Parkinson’s events; and we look forward to celebrating with you!

View our sponsorship packet

Party For Parkinson’s - Party In The... (TBD)

Join us for an evening of festive drinks and delicious food. This event also includes entertainment, games, an auction and is a celebration of accomplishments and recognition to all those who have supported the Parkinson Association.

September & Location TBD


Party For Parkinson’s - Party With The House (What House? The Gingerbread House!)
This Gingerbread House decorating contest is a family friendly event which provides a great opportunity to continue to build community awareness of Parkinson’s disease while raising significant funding for the Parkinson Association’s programs and services. Event participants will be given a pre-built gingerbread house, icing and candy pieces as well as refreshments for to enjoy. Celebrity judges will determine the best decorated Gingerbread House while also hosting company or industry exclusive competitions.

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Hosted Community Awareness Events

Sharing Your Story to Make a Difference
Does fundraising sound like a scary thing? Does the thought of asking for a gift make you queasy? Why is that? Many people think that in order to make a difference you have to contribute thousands of dollars. This really isn’t the case. Actually, building community awareness is more important than the dollars raised. Read more about how sharing your story can make a difference. 

Get Our Community Involved in National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Do you have a restaurant, coffee shop or boutique you often frequent? Do you have a friend or family member who is a manager or owner of an establishment? Do you work in an office that doesn’t normally have a casual dress code?

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and this is a great opportunity to get our community involved in raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Print this letter and ask the general manager, your friend or your supervisor to partner with you and the Parkinson Association to Raise Awareness and Enhance Lives during April!

Allow them to pick a partnership opportunity that works for them. A dollar for every cookie sold in April will be donated to the Parkinson Association, ten percent of the dinner proceed will be contributed, every employee who want to wear jeans on Fridays in April pays five dollars which will support the Association’s programs and services. The opportunities for partnership are endless – and the awareness raised for Parkinson’s is immeasurable.

Share with others the complete face of Parkinson’s and let get our community involved in raising awareness.

Write a letter to the editor, write your congressman, help get a proclamation signed by your city mayor.  Be sure to ask for a photo of the mayor signing the proclamation with you and your friends by your side. 

Partnerships for Community Awareness Events

Sponsorship Opportunities
Vitality Walk
Party for Parkinson’s 
Annual Partnership Opportunities

In-Kind Contributions for Parkinson Association Community Awareness Events
We utilize in-kind contributions for drawing prizes, through Prize-a-Plooza and as auction items at our Community Awareness Events. We would be honored if you contributed items or gift cards to our events. Please send this form with your contribution.

For more information on all fundraising events and sponsorship opportunities please contact Kari Buchanan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (303) 830-1839