Dear Friends and Family,
The Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease (HD) in Seattle will again be happening this September. That means I’ll be hitting the trails again to continue my walk up the California coast to ultimately walk to all 21 California Missions.
On April 22, I start in Ventura, CA walking to four missions: San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Inez and ending at La Purisima Concepcion (100 miles). Then in the fall, September, I’ll walk to another two missions: San Gabriel and San Fernando (30 miles), which will total approximately 130 miles. I continue to walk in memory of our son Scott Bradley and grandson Matthew; they both suffered and ultimately passed away from Huntington’s disease.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. 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. Because of this, I will also be walking for my granddaughters, Anna and Emma who are at 50/50 chance of inheriting this disease.
The Huntington’s Disease Team Hope Walk is held to provide awareness, education and funds for HD research and to find a CURE for this devastating disease!
I’m asking you to support my fundraising efforts today. Any amount you can give (it is tax-deductible). Through the research of HDSA, it is our goal to make a cure a reality and create a better life those who are suffering from the disease. Our personal fundraising goal is $10,000.00
It’s easy to donate; all you need to do is click the “SUPPORT ME” button above. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure, but if you prefer you may also donate by check. Please make checks payable to the “HDSA-Seattle (Team Bradley)” and mail it to me at 3901 Prestwick Lane, SE, Olympia, WA 98501 by September 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With love and gratitude,
E.J. and Art Garner