Welcome to our annual HD awareness walk! My family, our friends and coworkers have held this walk since 2014 for the Springfield and surrounding areas and we do our best to help HDSA improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones! 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.
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.