I'm turning 30 on April 30th and my greatest wish is to live in a world free of Huntington's disease. There are too many people, who I love and care deeply about, who have been impacted by this fatal disease. With your help, I believe my birthday wish can come true one day. Until then, the HDSA will continue to improve the lives of everyone living with HD. In lieu of gifts/cards, please please please make a gift to HDSA.
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 consider making a donation to my personal fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.