The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.

Special events have been vital to Houston Area Parkinson Society fundraising since it was founded as an all volunteer organization in 1974 and began raising funds for its programs.

ALI AND NINAExciting events and galas have been a long-standing tradition for HAPS, beginning with the Knock-Out Parkinson's event with special guest Muhammad Ali in 1997. From that point, the gala transitioned into Polo for Parkinson's and now to the Annual Awards Gala, Changing the Face of Parkinson's.

Friends and family gather each year with great enthusiasm and a shared mission at HAPS Annual Awards Gala as the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award and the Lillie Cullen Quality of Life Award are presented to distinguished recipients. These awards were established to recognize people and entities that contribute to improving the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease—and to honor those who live, or help others live, with the challenges of being diagnosed with Parkinson's.

This year's event will celebrate our distinguished award recipients while generating crucial support for HAPS services and programs. The 2017 Annual Awards Gala, Changing the Face of Parkinson's, event will take place on Sunday, October 1st and will honor World Parkinson Coalition, Robert Flatt and Diane Rehm. For more information on the 2017 HAPS Annual Awards Event, please contact Anne Thobae at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HAPS other major annual fundraiser takes place as an official Run for a Reason charity in the Chevron Houston Marathon. Since 1996, dedicated runners, walkers, fundraisers, donors and supporters work hard to raise awareness and valuable funds for HAPS through the Marathon. Click here to read more about the TEAM HAPS and the Heroes that are signing up to help CONQUER PARKINSON'S in the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon.

rsz 16178797 1368377053182831 3971516050201337742 o 1 minAdditional fundraising events sponsored by third parties to benefit HAPS take place throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting a third party fundraising event, please contact Anne Thobae at 713-626-7114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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