Welcome to DAPS!

Welcome to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS)! We are glad you have found us, and hope you will find this site informative.

DAPS offers many services at no cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including:

Pushups for Parkinson's

Pushups for Parkinson's logo

Have you heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Now is your chance to participate in a similar challenge to benefit people with Parkinson's disease. Join DAPS and the other members of Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) across the nation to take the Cardel Homes Pushups for Parkinson's Challenge kicking off on Friday, May 1st!

Created by Cardel Homes in Colorado in connection with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, this challenge is designed to encourage creative and fun online videos to help raise awareness for Parkinson's, as well as generate crucial funding for the programs and services of each participating Parkinson's support organization.

Read how the challenge works below and be sure to spread the word to your family and friends to participate online — we are trying to get this to go viral!

  • Take a video of yourself doing any kind of pushup including modified, an air pushup, pushing up off a chair — anything is acceptable.  
  • In your video, nominate specific friends to donate and take the Pushups For Parkinson's Challenge.
  • Upload your video to your Facebook page, tagging the friends you challenged and using the hashtag #pushups4parkinsons.
  • Click here to make a donation to DAPS.
  • Encourage your community groups to get involved — schools, churches, fitness groups, companies, restaurants, etc.
  • Don't forget to like DAPS on Facebook to stay connected to the challenge and see the latest videos from DAPS staff and Board members.

Read more about this challenge in the press release.

General Membership Meetings

Mark your calendars NOW!

These fun and informative meetings, held at University Park United Methodist Church (4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225), feature a different guest speaker each month. Speakers range from local neurologists to physical therapists to legal experts. After the presentation, there is time for questions, followed by a social hour with snacks. These meetings are free and open to all who are interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease and about DAPS. Mark your calendar for the dates above, and look for details in the monthly newsletter. We look forward to seeing you!

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