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  • Margaret
    “Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves.” Margaret
  • Roger
    “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.” Roger
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray
  • Jennifer
    “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.” Jennifer
  • Anna
    “We are doing the Argentine tango, and it’s really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That’s my favorite.” Anna

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Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

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Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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Education

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HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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bat logo compress1HAPS is back for the 19th consecutive year as an official Run for a Reason charity in the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon taking place January 17-18th. Before then, HAPS and the Houston Marathon Committee invite you to join us for the Run for a Reason Kickoff Party on Thursday, July 31st on the southside of Memorial Park from 5-7pm. The Marathon will be handing out free "In Training" shirts to registered runners along with free beer, water and snacks for the public. Don't forget to stop by the HAPS Superhero Squad tent for your chance to win awesome prizes and take a picture as Batman. For more information about the Run for a Reason Kickoff Party, click here.

We still need you superheroes to join the HAPS squad as a walker, runner, fundraiser or donor during race weekend. Grab your capes, tights and lace up your sneakers as we hit the streets of Houston to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. 

Please contact Kelly Nicholls at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 713-313-1621 about getting involved by walking, running or fundraising with HAPS Superhero Squad. 

bat logo compress1 Click the HAPS Superhero logo for more information about participating in Chevron Houston Marathon weekend. 

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Help HAPS Design Socks for The Honorable George H.W. Bush

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Would you like to help HAPS design socks for former President George H.W. Bush? The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is holding a contest for the public to design a pair of socks for the sock aficianado himself. President Bush will select a number of winning pairs to be displayed at his library in College Station. 

HAPS would like to form a team of our clients and associates to meet and create a Parkinson's inspired sock to represent the organization. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The contest ends on August 31st.

Join HAPS for the Summer Lecture Series in August

summer-lecture-series-2-2014It is time to take a break from the sizzling heat and join HAPS for the last presentation of this year's 4th Annual Summer Lecture Series. Enjoy this Friday session that will take place in August concluding the series that was led by experts addressing relevant topics related to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. 

Click here for more information on the last lecture date, topic and how you can register to attend.

Parkinson's News

Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's identified using gene chip 07-28-2014 A gene chip called NeuroX has helped researchers to identify 24 gene variants - six of which are newly discovered - that increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.