Every year I run 1/2 marathons to raise money and awareness for Huntington's Disease. I'm running the 2018 San Diego 1/2 Marathon on March 11th in honor of my brother, Tim Schroeder, and in omemory of my Dad, Leonard Schroeder. I'm trying to raise $4000 and would love your support!
To date, my friends and family have shown an outpouring of support to me. I've raised over $30,000 in the last 5 years. The money has helped fund clinics, fund support groups, and fund research. Right here in San Diego we have an amazing research community looking at HD and various treatments and therapies. There is hope and you're making possible. In December, an announcement was made that the first human trial of a huntingtin-lowering drug, IONIS-HTTRx, demonstrates that it reduces mutant huntingtin in the nervous system, and is safe and well-tolerated. This is HUGE. It means that there is a potential treatment coming soon. And the research for it came right out of UC San Diego. So you ARE making a difference.
Thanks for visiting my page and for continuing to support me, my brother, my family, and HD families across the country!
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their family.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.
HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
Across the United States, HDSA currently supports: •54 volunteer led Chapters & Affiliates •29 Centers of Excellence •40 Social Workers •170 Support Groups
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org or call 1-800-345-HDSA.
Please register to walk with me and help make a difference! If you cannot walk with me, please consider making a donation to my personal fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.