Our Mission:
DAPS is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease.


Up to $20,000 in Matching Funds--Donate Now to DAPS' 6th Annual Non-Event!






non-event: |nɒn-i'vent|
noun

  • an event that won't really happen, yet thinking about it is fun.
  • a way to support the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society, allowing them to continue providing needed programs for the Parkinson's community at no charge.

Imagine a day out at the old ball park, watching your favorite team swing for the bleachers. You hear the roar of the crowd after every great hit. You smell the roasted peanuts, and perhaps indulge in a hot dog and soda. It's a good time, with good friends.

Now imagine that instead of paying for tickets, food, and a T-shirt to commemorate your experience, you donate that money to DAPS, an organization dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease.

Imagine that your dollars are then doubled by a generous anonymous donor, who has offered to match 1:1 every dollar donated up to $20,000.

DAPS is in its 36th year of providing services to the Dallas-area Parkinson's community. As a locally-operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DAPS depends on the generosity of donors like you to keep going. Without you, we would not be able to offer 17 exercise classes per week, 6 speech and swallowing classes per week, 10 partner-in-care sessions per month, 11 educational meetings per year, 11 newsletters per year, or even this website.

So please, give generously and help DAPS "hit one out of the park"! Every dollar helps, but here are some suggested Hitting Levels:

Bunt........................................................................................... $25+
Single........................................................................................... $100+
Double................................................................................. $500+
Triple................................................................................. $1,000+
Home Run................................................................................. $5,000+
Grand Slam................................................................................. $20,000+

Just click the Donate button above, or send a check with "Non-Event" on the memo line to the DAPS office at 6370 LBJ Fwy, Ste 176, Dallas TX 75240. Respond by April 30 to be recognized in the June newsletter. Thank you!

2014 General Membership Meetings

Mark your calendars NOW!

  • April 14, 12:30 p.m.:
    Parkinson's Awareness Luncheon. Enjoy lunch catered by Amore Italian Restaurant, live music, and an exclusive insight into baseball presented by Sean Duncan. We will also honor people and groups who have provided DAPS with exceptional service.
    $10 per person. Reservations required. Please RSVP to DAPS by email or phone, and mail payment to DAPS office by Tuesday, April 8.
  • May 12, 1:00 p.m.:
    Topic: Top things for families to consider when touring a senior living community
    Presented by: Paul Markowitz, owner of Senior Living Specialists
  • 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.

    There is always time for questions afterward, and light refreshments are provided. Mark your calendar for the dates above, and look for details in the monthly newsletter.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Get Your DAPS Newsletter by Email!

    You can now sign up to receive our newsletters by email! Just go to the signup page and choose whether you would like to receive the monthly newsletters, periodic updates about DAPS happenings, or both. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your subscription, so make sure to check your email and click the link! If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, please check your Bulk Mail or Spam folder.

    In the meantime, click this link to read the April 2014 DAPS newsletter!

    Membership

    Print out this Membership Form and send to DAPS, or choose a membership level below and click Subscribe to pay via PayPal.


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