This is the 14th year Susie and I have hosted the annual Illinois Chapter HDSA Team Hope Walk! Over the past 13 years, we've helped to raise $800,000.00 to support the mission of HDSA. I lost my wife, Paula, in 2004, while Susie lost her husband, Bud, in 1999 to Huntington's disease. Between us we have 7 children, 4 of which are at risk while one has tested positive for the mutated gene. Susie and I are blessed that we've found our purpose for being placed on planet Earth: to help find a treatment or cure to this devastating disease that haunts both sides of our family. It's our hope that you will help us and join the fight to find that elusive treatment or cure so that no one else has to suffer the effects of a disease that is likened to having Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and ALS all at the same time. Won't you help by making a donation to our Team Hodgson page?
Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page! With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.
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 •41 Centers of Excellence •65 Social Workers •160 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.