Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page! I am Christina Hogan, team captain of Auntie Gweny's Heroes and I fight for Gwen Pierce. Gwen is an amazing friend who is like another sister to me and an Aunt to my son. Gwen was diagnosed on May 23, 2016 with CAG repeat of 45 which is adult onset. She is a stay at home Mom of three who lives in Wisconsin. Gwen's mother has also been diagnosed with Huntington's as well as her Grandfather. She knows the difficult journey they have taken as they have lost and are starting to lose their ability to walk, talk, and know what is going on around them. With your help, we can help HDSA achieve their mission to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones. Please help us to make a difference and end this horrible disease not only for Gwen but for her mother, others who also suffer, their families, caregivers, and friends.
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 •43 Centers of Excellence •70+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.
Please register and help make a difference! If you cannot participate, please consider making a donation to my personal fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.