All four of us will be walking. Last year, Maya rode her bike the whole way. This year, I bet our kids will ride scooters. If you live in town, register and join us! If not, please consider donating. This disease has had a major impact on a dear friend's family for many generations. His grandmother, great grandmother, aunts, and uncles have all passed away with complications from HD. Currently, his mom, aunt, and two uncles are all living with Huntington's.
As you can see, 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. We are striving to work toward a cure, an idea, or a better way of life for all those patients and families who are affected by HD. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause!
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.
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.