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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

 15th annual Vitality Walk Save the Date - Sunday, June 4, 2017

Two Sites, 2,000 Steps and One Unforgettable Experience

Wash Park, Denver & Sandstone Ranch, Longmont

Annually, on the first Sunday in June, the Parkinson Association hosts its Vitality Walk. Since 2002, this pledge walk has raised significant funds for the Parkinson Association of the Rockies' programs and services and awareness for Parkinson's disease.

Walk the Walk that connects communities and enhances lives... Walk the Vitality Walk.  

14th Annual Vitality Walk Results

Sunday, June 5th, was a gorgeous day for the 14th Annual Vitality Walk. Thank you to the 1,419 registered walkers who participated on the 106 teams in support of the Walk benefitting the Parkinson Association.

Team Power Punch Parkinson's had the largest team with 116 members (some walking in Wash Park in Denver, some walking in Sandstone Ranch in Longmonth and others walking in a Choose to Snooze location at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs)! They were closely followed by Team Longmont Locomotion, which had 99 registered team members. Team Jackson was the top fundraising team, bringing in $48,000. Team CAMP YOUNG was voted by KOOL 105 as 2016's Most Spirited Team due to the tenacity one of their team members showed when crossing the finish line once, twice and even three times was just not enough!

We are deeply grateful for all your support! As of this moment the Vitality Walk has raised over $183,000 to benefit the programs and services provided by the Parkinson Association of the Rockies.


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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.

We look forward to celebrating with you at an upcoming Party for Parkinson's Event!

Party for Parkinson’s - Party in The City

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.

October 26, 2017

Mile High Station | 2027 Old West Colfax Ave., Denver

6:00pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Dinner & Live Auction

General Admission $150/person 


Party for Parkinson’s - Party with a House (What House? The Gingerbread House!)
Join us in a competition for the best decorated gingerbread house while raising awareness of Parkinson's disease. Event participants will be provided with a pre-built gingerbread house, frosting and candy decorations; and are encouraged to add some flair to their home with personal decorations. This festive event provides an opportunity to welcome the holiday season and spread some cheer while creating memories you'll cherish with your family, friends, co-workers, group/club members and more. Looking for a team-building activity? This event also provides and opportunity to have smaller/exclusive competitions within the overall event competition!

Saturday in December, 2017

Location TBD

$25.00/House (Suggested maximum: four participants/house)

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

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